Emancipation and the Work of Freedom: the 33rd annual Marion Thompson Wright
Lecture Series Saturday, February 16, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers-Newark Campus
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation,
the 2013 Marion Thompson Wright conference will explore the ways in which Emancipation
immediately impacted enslaved African Americans and, crucially, how the
enslaved worked to free themselves. The daylong conference features
award-winning historians James Oakes (CUNY Graduate Center), Thavolia Gymph
(Duke University), Steven Hahn (University of Pennsylvania), and Tera Hunter
(Princeton University). The audience is invited to attend a free reception
at the Newark Museum, and participate in guided tours of the museum's
collections of works which reflect Emancipation themes beginning at 3:30pm.
The reception also features live musical entertainment by the Bradford Hayes
Trio. Admission to both events is FREE.
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