University of Delaware Emancipation Symposium

April 06, 2013

University of Delaware Emancipation Symposium
Saturday, April 6, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Delaware Historical Society's Delaware History Museum
(504 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE, in the Copeland Room)
Free to attend. Please register for planning purposes

Come to the Delaware History Museum for a symposium commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. In addition to talks by historians on the global dimensions of emancipation and the legacies of emancipation in Delaware, the symposium will feature a reading by U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. A reception next door in Wilmington's historic Town Hall will follow. 

The event is sponsored by the UD History Department and the Delaware Humanities Forum with co-sponsorship from the UD College of Arts and Sciences, the UD Library, UD School of Public Policy and Administration, the UD Center for Black Culture, and the UD Departments of English, Black American Studies, and Women & Gender Studies.