The History Department and the Department of Performing Arts will sponsor Freedom Project events on October 8 and 10. Kristen Foster has organized a symposium called:

American Slavery/American Freedom:
The Possibilities and Limits of Black Freedom in the Nineteenth Century

October 10, 2012
4:30 p.m.
Beaumier Suites, Raynor Library
Sponsor: History Department, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Mellon Fund

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H. Robert Baker from Georgia State University, Kate Masur of Northwestern University and A. Kristen Foster from Marquette University will debate and discuss the possibilities and limits of black freedom in the nineteenth century.


The department of Performing Arts will host:

"A Vexed Question": John Quincy Adams and the fight against slavery

October 8, 2012
4:30 p.m.
Appellate Courtroom in Eckstein Hall
Sponsor: Performing Arts

About the event »

Performed by Artists in Residence: The Fiasco Company, The Vexed Question, by Noah Brody, is a sweeping story of an often-ignored period of American history centering on the Congressional battles over the issue of slavery that dominated the 1830's and 1840's. John Quincy Adams at 63, having already served in almost every significant national office including the Presidency, the Senate, Secretary of State, and Ambassador, runs for the House of Representatives. There he discovers the greatest fight of his life - defending the right to petition and embracing the abolitionist cause against massive opposition from all corners. Marquette University is proud to support the staged reading of this new play.




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