Reflections on the Impact of the Reconstruction Amendments

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture 14th St and Constitution Ave, NW Washington, DC 20001 USA

Image Credit: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Image Credit: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

David Blight will take part in the panel “Reflections on the Impact of the Reconstruction Amendments,” sponsored by Duke University’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The panel is part of a symposium commemorating the 150th anniversary of the three Reconstruction era amendments at the new Smithsonian museum on African American history and culture and the National Archives on March 14-17th, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

The panel, conversation with David Blight (Professor of American History; Director, Gilder Lehrman Center, Yale University) and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham (Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University), will be part of the symposium’s opening reception on March 14th at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Oprah Winfrey Theater (14th St and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001) from 7:20 pm – 8:30 pm.

“Reflections on the Impact of the Reconstruction Amendments: A Research Symposium on the Social and Economic Outcomes of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments” will be devoted to characterizing the state of knowledge and identification of critical new directions for research in the social and behavioral sciences, and on economic inequality in the context of the impact of the Reconstruction Amendments. Conferees include interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate and graduate students, senior scholars who are historians, economists, sociologists, and psychologists from Duke University and other institutions located in the Washington DC area and across the United States. The event will be held at the National Archives and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, giving participants the opportunity to see historical documents related to the period.

For more information about the conference: https://socialequity.duke.edu/conference-reflections-impact-reconstruction-amendments

For more information about the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity: https://socialequity.duke.edu/