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FeU presents ‘The Story of Reconstruction’ starting Nov. 20

November 05, 2019


The U.S. encountered a tremendous bitter confrontation in the form of a Civil War from 1861 to 1865. The seeds of that conflict were sown in the very foundation of this country. Attempting to restore the country to its former glory would not be an easy task, nor would it be accomplished quickly or thoroughly. 

“The Story of Reconstruction” will be the next class offered by Fe University and will be taught by Chris Kelly. The class will focus on the closing days of the Civil War, the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Radical Reconstruction and the presidencies of U.S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes. The last class will develop the ideas behind the impending Civil Rights movement.  

This will be the fourth class Kelly will be teaching for Fe University. He previously taught a “History of the Civil Rights Movement,” “The Holocaust Examined,” and the “Causes of the American Civil War.” He has been a history teacher in the Hurley School district for the past 33 years, holds a master’s degree in educational administration and has attended numerous seminars, graduate classes and workshops on U.S. history.  

The class will meet over four Wednesdays at the Hurley K-12 School, 5503 West Range View Dr., Hurley, in room 430 from 4 to 6 p.m., Nov. 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18. The class will not meet on Wednesday Nov. 27, the night before Thanksgiving. The fee for the “Story of the Reconstruction” is $35 with a $5 discount if registration is received by Nov. 6. Scholarships are always available.

To register for this class pick up a form at the Mercer Library, the Iron County UW Extension Office in Hurley or download one from www.feuniversity.org. Completed forms may be dropped off at the above locations or mailed to Fe University, P.O. Box 63, Hurley, WI 54534. For information, call, 715-561-3098 or 715-476-2881.

Fe University is a non-accredited “college” for seniors 50 and older, but open to any interested persons over 18. FeU was founded in 2014 and to date has offered 62 classes at various locations throughout Iron County.


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