Freedom Rising Symposium Keynote Lecture: Dr. Eric Foner on Lincoln, Emancipation, and African American Soldiers

6:00 PM Thu, May 2, 2013

Venue: Museum of African American History

46 Joy St., Boston, MA 02114


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A Lowell Lecture Series Presentation and Keynote Lecture to the Freedom Rising Symposium. Acclaimed author and historian Dr. Eric Foner opens the three-day observation of milestone events of 1863 and presents the keynote address in the historic African Meeting House. Dr. Foner, Dewitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University, is the leading contemporary historian of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period, having written more than ten books on the topic. For his most recent, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Lincoln Prize, and the Bancroft Prize.

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