Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture
Time: 7:00 pm (EDT)
This talk with Dr. Richard Bell explains one of the most vexing aspects of Lincoln’s racial politics, his long-standing support for something called colonization—the government-promoted settlement of free Black Americans beyond the borders of the United States. We’ll also balance that by illuminating his impressive re-imagining of the Constitution and help listeners understand how he and his antislavery contemporaries refashioned that proslavery document into a blueprint to attack racial bondage. Finally, we’ll explain how Lincoln’s government in Washington, his commanders in the field, and enslaved people across this battered, fracturing nation all took decisive action to drive American slavery into the grave.
Registration required. Registration closes one half hour prior to lecture.
Cost: $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members, Military, and HA Docents
About Our Presenter: Dr. Richard Bell is Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland and author of the new book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home. He has won more than a dozen teaching awards, including the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest honor for teaching faculty in the Maryland state system. He has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress and is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award. He serves as a Trustee of the Maryland Historical Society, as an elected member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
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