[Blackstudies-l] Emancipation at 150

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Wed Jan 23 03:11:09 EST 2013


Emancipation at 150


Panel discussion: Friday, February 1, in Newton 214, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Panelist: Justin Behrend, Cathy Adams, Rose-Marie Chierici, and Alice
Rutkowski

Meditations on Emancipation (in the 21^st century)

Exhibition opening reception: Friday, February 1, Lederer Gallery in
Brodie Hall, 5-7 p.m.

Artists: Keven Atoms, Aileen Bassis, Patrick Earl Hammie, Andrew
Jackson, Liliya Krys, So Soon Lym, Steven McCarthy, Stephen Marc, and
Eto Otitgobe

January 1, 2013, marks the 150^th anniversary of the Emancipation
Proclamation and there is an underlying tension with this
anniversary.Assistant Professor Justin Behrend in the history department
and the Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery director have organized a panel,
?Emancipation at 150? and an exhibition ?Meditations on Emancipation (in
the 21^st century)? to highlight this important historical moment.

Racial disparities and social inequalities still persist in the fabric
of American life.And yet we live in a moment that many believe is a
post-racial.Many ask how the country can be post-racial if there hasn?t
been a meaningful discussion across racial lines about the historical
legacy of race in America.

We have invited panelists and artists to have a conversation on the
meaning of emancipation and it?s ramifications as a physical,
intellectual and spiritual state. Confronting the history and memory of
slavery must lead us all to pose questions and seek possible answers
that elucidate our personal and public thoughts and positions on
emancipation, freedom, America, equality and social justice.

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

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