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Greek Independence Day: The Struggle for Freedom
March 25, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
On March 25th, we commemorate Greek Independence Day. Two hundred and one years ago, the Greek struggle for independence from the Ottoman Empire began. The Greek fight to end four hundred years of Ottoman Turkish oppression attracted the attention and support of people around the world. Consequently, the Greek War of Independence became the first in line of “freedom struggles,” in which a national or civil war for independence or sovereignty attracted would-be freedom fighters from around the world.
In this special NHM Discussion, we will explore why the Greek War of Independence ignited such passion in non-Greeks and how the legacy of “Greek Freedom” served to create the idea of a universal “cause of freedom” that transcends national and ethnic borders.
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