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Kentucky Chautauqua - Johnny Green: An Orphans Survival.

Johnny Green

Johnny Green: An Orphans Survival portrayed by Ethan Smith

  • January 27, 2015 10:50AM
  • Big Sandy CTC, Pike Building, Gearheart Auditorium

The Library Seminar Series and the Office of Cultural Diversity is proud to present Kentucky Chautauqua Johnny Green: An Orphans Survival. Johnny Green was 19 when the Civil War broke out, and was one of the only soldiers in the Orphan Brigade alive when it ended. Orphan Brigade soldiers were unable to return to their home state of Kentucky until the war was overlest they be tried for treasonbecause they chose to fight for the Confederacy.

Thought he had learned to love the Union, as his mother was from Boston, Green felt passionately that states should have the right to govern themselves. And when President Abraham Lincoln called for men and arms, Green traveled to Bowling Green, Kentucky to join the confederacy on the day before his 20th birthday. Greens story, as detailed in a journal he wrote for his daughters, provides extraordinary accounts of courage and bravery. Ethan Smith portrays Johnny Green for Kentucky Chautauqua.

Kentucky Chautauqua is an exclusive presentation of the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Kentucky Humanities council is a non-profit Kentucky corporation affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This event is free and open to the public. For questions, please call Judy K. Howell (606-889-4750) or Judy.Howell@kctcs.edu.