[Blackstudies-l] Emancipation at 150, events TODAY

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Fri Feb 1 06:01:16 EST 2013

Emancipation at 150 is a series of events at Geneseo to commemorate  
the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.  On January 1,  
1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation which freed the  
slaves in the states remaining in rebellion during the American Civil  
War.  Please join us for this opportunity to reflect on the legacy of  
emancipation and its meaning for our own time.   All events are free  
and open to the public.

February 1:  A panel of faculty members will discuss "The Meaning of  
Emancipation" Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. in Newton Hall Room 214. On the panel  
will be Alice Rutkowski, associate professor of English; Cathy Adams,  
assistant professor history; Rose Marie Chierici, associate professor  
and chair of the Department of Anthropology; Justin Behrend, assistant  
professor of history; and Stephen Marc, professor of Art at Arizona  
State University.

February 1:  Opening reception for "Meditations on Emancipation," an  
art exhibition in the college's Bertha V. B. Lederer Fine Arts Gallery  
in room 203 of the Brodie Fine Arts Building. The exhibit, which runs  
through March, will showcase contemporary artists' interpretations of  
the meaning of emancipation.  The reception begins at 5 pm.

February 21:  Steven Hahn, a distinguished professor at the University  
of Pennsylvania, will deliver the keynote address "Slave Emancipation,  
Indian Peoples, and the Projects of a New American State." His address  
begins at 7 p.m. in the MacVittie Union Ballroom.  Hahn is a  
specialist on the history of nineteenth-century America, African- 
American history, and the international history of slavery and  
emancipation.  In 2004, he received the Pulitzer Prize in History for  
A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South  
from Slavery to the Great Migration.  Hahn writes regular review  
essays for The New Republic, and he is the author most recently of The  
Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom.

These events are sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Office of  
Multicultural Affairs, Campus Auxiliary Services, and the Departments  
of History, English, Anthropology and Black Studies.

Emilye Crosby
History Department
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
(585) 245-5375 (office phone)
crosby at geneseo.edu

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