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    Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Final Session

    Historians who had been on the afternoon panel discussion of the experiences of both enslaved and free blacks during the Civil War responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. Then closing remarks…

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    The Tough Stuff of American History and Memory

    Historians discussed the experiences of both enslaved and free blacks during the Civil War. Several showed pictures during their presentations. After the presentations were given, Professor Horton chaired a panel discussion. James McPherson talked about…

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    Race, Slavery and the Civil War

    Historians discussed the experiences of both enslaved and free blacks during the Civil War. After the presentations, which included illustrations, the panelists responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. Professor Horton moderated. Spencer…

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    African American Perspectives on Abraham Lincoln

    Rep. Jackson, a member of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, provided opening and closing remarks. Moderated by Professor Horton, panelists discussed African American perspectives on Abraham…

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    Writings of Abraham Lincoln

    Scholars and guests examined the final stages of the Civil War and beginning of the Reconstruction era through the writings of President Abraham Lincoln. They paid particular attention to…

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    Frederick Douglass Prize for Best Book on Slavery

    The first Frederick Douglass Prize for a book on slavery or abolition was shared by Professor Ira Berlin of the University of Maryland and Professor Philip B. Morgan of the College of…

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    Alexander Hamilton and Liberty

    The second of three panel discussions examining the life and career of Alexander Hamilton examines Hamilton’s thoughts on liberty, slavery, and religion. After prepared remarks, the…

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    Brown v. Board of Education

    A few days before the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, panelists talked about the history of court cases on educational segregation and about the conditions…

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    Frederick Douglass Book Prize Dinner

    Officials of the Gilder Lehrman Institute presented the Frederick Douglass Book Prize for the best book of the year on the history of slavery. This year’s winner, David Blight, is the…

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    African American History and the Confederacy

    Scholars talked about African-Americans, the institution of slavery, and the history of the South and Confederacy. Among the topics they addressed were regional politics in the antebellum…

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    African-Americans and the Presidency

    In honor of Black History Month, historians talked about the political landscape of two key eras, the 1860s and the 1960s, and how events and the presidents of those times affected the…

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