Join us for our next SPARKLE: Remembering Our History with FREED: Female Re-Enactors of Distinction--African American Ladies of the Civil War. This program takes place Wednesday, February 13th 2pm-4pm in the Silver Spring Civic Building. The Female RE-Enactors of Distinction is a group of ladies who desire to teach American history that perhaps has been forgotten or overlooked by the public educational system, the theatre and motion picture industry, and many social organizations around the country. They are an auxiliary organization of the African American Civil War Memorial Museum of Washington, D.C. and their mission is to educate the public and to promote the accomplishments of the African American Civil War Soldiers and women who supported their fight for freedom. They engage in re-enactments, dramatic readings and various other educational programs in order to share the stories of these distinctive men and women. ******************************** The FREED ladies are an auxiliary organization of the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, DC. They portray a number of unknown or forgotten ladies of the Civil War era who made major contributions to the educational, medical, artistic, and social aspects of this great nation. It is important that American history be told accurately and urgently that our next generations of leaders might understand the importance of their responsibility and the destiny of this nation as stated in the documents of her birth and then accented and implemented as a result of the Civil War. The glorious victory for FREEDOM, validated the purpose of the Civil War. Presented by SSTCi in collaboration with the Silver Spring Village, the SPARKLE Program is a monthly community outreach series in the Silver Spring Civic Building that enriches the lives of seniors in our area. SPARKLE stands for Senior Programs Aimed at Re-Kindling Lifetime Engagement. Silver Spring Village About Silver Spring Village Silver Spring Village, Inc. is a nonprofit membership organization that offers needed services and programs for older adults who wish to "age in place". Like other senior villages throughout the U.S. and abroad, our network of "neighbors helping neighbors" aims to support individuals and to strengthen the community in which they live.