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Second panel in online seminar series examines Reconstruction and its impact today

Emory Report | Nov. 6, 2020

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The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry invite students, members of the Emory community and the general public to “Legacies of Reconstruction” on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m.

Attendees can register here for the online event. 

“Legacies of Reconstruction” is the second of three panels in the Lift Every Voice 2020 Speaker Series. Participants will examine the failures, successes and issues arising from Reconstruction. They also will discuss how these histories help us understand contemporary debates about citizenship and racial justice in the United States. The program will last an hour, with the final 15 minutes reserved for questions.

Panelists include:

  • Susan Ashmore, Charles Howard Candler Professor of History, Oxford College, Emory University
  • Alyasah Ali Sewell, associate professor, Department of Sociology, Emory University

Camille Goldmon, graduate student in the Department of History at Emory, will moderate the panel. 

Additional series co-sponsors are Emory’s Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement and the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference.

The Lift Every Voice Seminar Series is part of the Lifting Every Voice Tribute Series in honor of Pellom McDaniels III, former curator of African American collections in the Rose Library. McDaniels, who passed away in April, earned both his master of arts and PhD from Emory. He officially joined Emory Libraries as curator of African American collections in 2012.  

For more information about the tribute series and other related events, please visit Lifting Every Voice: the Pellom McDaniels III 2020-2021 Tribute Series.