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  • Women Suffragists and Abolitionists
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    Women Suffragists and Abolitionists

    Historians Thavolia Glymph, Catherine Clinton, and Kate Masur discussed the impact of women suffragists and abolitionists during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. The National Constitution…

  • Interpreting Reconstruction
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    Interpreting Reconstruction

    Academic and public historians talked about efforts to include the history of Reconstruction in more historic sites and public literature. They described work by the National Park Service and recently published…

  • Black Politics in Civil War Washington
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    Black Politics in Civil War Washington

    Kate Masur, associate professor of history at Northwestern University, talked about Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln, and its portrayal of African-Americans. “Black Politics in Civil War Washington: What Spielberg’s…

  • Emancipation in Washington DC
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    Emancipation in Washington, D.C.

    Kate Masur spoke about the impact of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act. Blacks living in the nation’s capital were freed when President Abraham Lincoln signed the act in April 1862, nine months before he…