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  • 93rd Annual Black History Luncheon
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    93rd Annual Black History Luncheon

    2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the forced migration of Africans to the Virginia Colony in 1619. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History hosted their 93rd…

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  • Discussion Focuses on the 13th Amendment and Mass Incarceration
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    13th Amendment and Mass Incarceration

    Panelists looked at the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery, and examined its relationship to issues of today’s criminal justice system. They discussed…

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  • Discussion on African American s and Study of the Civil War
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    African Americans and Study of the Civil War

    Daryl Scott talked about the evolution of how African Americans have viewed the Civil War and offered his own perspective on why more African Americans don’t study the topic. He described…

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  • Prostitution and the Civil War
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    Prostitution and the Civil War

    Professor Sharita Thompson of Gettysburg College is a historian of the black experience during the Civil War and Reconstruction. She teaches a course on sex and the Civil War, and in this…

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