The Emancipation Proclamation: A Critical View from 150 Year Vantage

An Evening of Music, History, Talk

Date: October 16, 2013

Time: 5:00 - 7:30 pm

Location: Sears Recital Hall, located on the first floor of the Jesse Philips Humanities Center

Sponsor: 
Department of History, Department of Music

Contact: 
Caroline Merithew

Phone number: 937-229-1471

Supporting involvement: Donna Cox and Sharon Gratto, Department of Music

Websites: The Department of History and The Department of Music

David Roediger, Ph.D. will present "The Self-Emancipation of U.S. Slaves and Freedom for All." Dr. Roediger is the Babcock Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and author of the award winning book How Race Survived U.S. His lecture uses the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation to discuss how and why liberation had/has and can happen historically. The lecture connects with the themes of "Rites. Rights. Writes." by focusing on how African American emancipation is part of an integrated human rights struggle in the 19th century.

The evening is an interdisciplinary program and will include the lecture as well as musical performances by the Ebony Heritage Singers and the World Music Choir.

This event is free. Seating is limited. Contact the KU Box Office for free tickets.