The history of September 28th. Today in 1812: On the southern front in the War of 1812, Creek and Seminole warriors battle a contingent of 250 Georgia volunteers. An English agent, Colonel Edward Nicholls, has negotiated an alliance with the Seminoles and built a fort on the Apalachicola River, and stocked it with hundreds of gunpowder barrels.
After the war, escaped slaves will establish themselves in the compound, and it will become known as, the Negro Fort. General Andrew Jackson will dispatch troops to destroy it.
During the battle the stored gunpowder will explode, killing 270 men, women and children. Jacksons troops will summarily execute the black leader and Choctaw chief who survive the blaze.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
This evening, the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, School of Library and Information Studies presents “The Case for Protest: Verbal and visual, noisy and silent, legal and illegal, overt and covert, and other forms too numerous to mention.” The speaker will be Victor Navasky, Columbia University School of Journalism and Publisher Emeritus of The Nation. This is at 5:30 p.m. at Vandeberg Auditorium, Room 121 in The Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street. This free, public lecture is part of Protest on the Page, a conference of The Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, School of Library and Information Studies. For more info, call Anna at 263-4452
Tomorrow, there will be a DEMONSTRATION FOR A HOMELESS DAY CENTER at 12 noon at the soon-to-demolished Truman-Olson Building, 1402 South Park Street. Rides to the demonstration will leave Veterans Plaza at State and Carroll Streets tomorrow at 11:30am. For more info, call Allen at 231-3015.
This weekend is the 1st Annual Community Action Coalition Garden Days. Visit one or more of the 10 different gardens hosting events today through Sunday to learn about the different types of garden programs that exist in the greater Madison areaFor more info and the schedule of events, visit cacscw.org or call Michelle at 246-4730.