Emancipation and the Work of Freedom: the 2013 Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 2013 MTW conference will explore the ways in which Emancipation immediately impacted enslaved African Americans and, crucially, how the enslaved worked to free themselves. The daylong conference features award-winning historians James Oakes (CUNY Graduate Center), Thavolia Gymph (Duke University), Steven Hahn (University of Pennsylvania), and Tera Hunter (Princeton University). Following the conference, a reception will be held at the Newark Museum. Admission to both events is FREE.
PHOTO: Portrait of a Washerwoman for the Union Army in Richmond, Virginia with an American flag pinned to dress
Photographer: Unknown Ca. 1862-65, Ambrotype Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Photographic History Collection, Division of Information Technology and Communications, National Museum of American History