Emancipation and the Work of Freedom: The 33rd Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture

Saturday, February 16, 2013


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 MTW 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.


For more information, visit http://ethnicity.rutgers.edu