Congress and Slavery in the District of Columbia, Part 1

After opening remarks by Mr. Kennon, keynote speaker James B. Stewart opened the conference with “Christian Statesmanship, Codes… read more

After opening remarks by Mr. Kennon, keynote speaker James B. Stewart opened the conference with “Christian Statesmanship, Codes of Honor and Congressional Violence: The Travails and Triumphs of Joshua Giddings.” Joshua R. Giddings, a member of Congress, championed the rights of the enslaved to seize their own freedom, forcefully if necessary. He responded to questions from members of the audience. 

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society 2007 Spring Conference “Congress and Slavery in the District of Columbia” is the fourth in the series, “The National Capitol in a Nation Divided: Congress and the District of Columbia Confront Sectionalism and Slavery.” Professor Finkelman, the spring symposium program director, served as moderator. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Apr 27, 2007

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  • Apr 27, 2007 | 8:38am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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