Virtual Symposium: Legacies of Slavery: Past, Present & Future

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 (All day) to Thursday, April 7, 2022 (All day)
Location: 
Online () See map
Event description: 

Presented by the Council of Independent Colleges in collaboration with the
Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center at Yale University
KEYNOTE PANEL
Legacies of Slavery: Past, Present & Future
Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 7:00–8:30pm EDT <—PLEASE NOTICE TIME CHANGE
Welcome: Marjorie Hass, President, Council of Independent Colleges
Moderator: David Blight, Sterling Professor of History and Director, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan center at Yale University
Panelists:
• Edward L. Ayers, Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and President Emeritus, University of Richmond; Founding Chair of the Board, American Civil War Museum
• Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; Founding Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture
• Elizabeth Hinton, Associate Professor of History & African American Studies and Professor of Law, Yale University
“RECKONING” SESSIONS
• Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 2:30–3:45 p.m. EDT SESSION I: Places and Memories
Dillard University (New Orleans, LA) and Sewanee: The University of the South (Sewanee, TN)
•Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 4:00–5:15 p.m. EDT SESSION II: Reckoning in Classrooms and Communities
Austin College (Sherman, TX), Centenary College of Louisiana (Baton Rouge, LA), and
Huston-Tillotson University (Austin, TX)
•Thursday, April 7, 2022, 2:30–3:45 p.m. EDT SESSION III: Voices of Change and Community
Lewis University (Romeoville, IL) and Meredith College (Raleigh, NC)
CLOSING SESSION
Teaching the Legacies of Slavery in the Face of Resistance
Thursday, April 7, 2022, 4:00–5:15 p.m. EDT
Moderator: David Blight
Panelists:
• Kevin Gannon, Professor of History, Grand View University
• Sonya Douglass Horsford, Professor of Education Leadership and Founding Director, Black Education Research Collective, Teachers College, Columbia University

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