[act-ma] 4/03-4 Freedom Rising: The Emancipation Proclamation at 150

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Mon Apr 29 14:53:15 PDT 2013

*Freedom Rising:*
*The 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and **African 
American Military Service in the Civil War*
May 2-4, 2013

In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation 
Proclamation several Greater Boston educational, historical, and 
cultural organizations are collaborating to present */Freedom Rising: 
The 150th Anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation and African 
American Military Service in the Civil War/*from May 2 through 4, 2013.
The second founding of the United States took place in the midst of the 
great sacrifice and destruction of the American Civil War. Before the 
war, slavery was protected by the Constitution and the U.S. Supreme 
Court had ruled that no African American possessed any right that white 
men were bound to respect. During the war, blacks served in the armed 
forces with distinction, making a Union victory possible. After the war, 
slavery was extinguished and black men gained the right to vote-key to 
full citizenship-and many won election to state legislatures in the 
North and South and to both houses of Congress. The key document of this 
transformation is the Emancipation Proclamation.
/Freedom Rising/ takes place throughout Greater Boston with lectures by 
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian *Eric Foner* and others, a Symposium 
focusing on the hemispheric impact of the Emancipation Proclamation, and 
*/Roots of Liberty/*, a performance with special guests *Danny Glover*, 
*Henry Louis Gates, Jr.*, and author *Edwidge Danticat* exploring the 
impact of the Haitian Revolution on the antislavery movement and the 
Civil War. All events are free and open to the public.
/*Freedom Rising*/ coincides with exhibitions at Harvard University's 
Houghton Library and at the Museum of African American History.

This conference is free and open to the public. To RSVP, and for a full 
event program and list of sponsors, please visit *FreedomRising2013.com 

  Date 	 Location 	Time 	Event
5/2/13 	Museum of African American History -African Meeting House - 46 
Joy Street, Beacon Hill, MA 02114 	6pm-7:30pm 	Opening keynote Address: 
*Eric Foner*, Dewitt Clinton Professor of American History, Columbia 
University. For other lectures in this series see: ww.maah.org 

Note: Reservations for this event has reached full capacity.

5/3/13	Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University - 10 
Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 	  9am-5pm 	A daylong symposium will 
be held at Harvard University. The discussions will focus on the 
Emancipation Proclamation and its hemispheric impact, the recruitment of 
black troops, black communities, black women, and legacy in art. You can 
RSVP for this event<http://freedomrising2013.com/RSVP.html>here 

5/4/13 	Tremont Temple Baptist Church
88 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02108
*Roots of Liberty - The Haitian Revolution and the American Civil War* 
5p.m.-7p.m. Doors open at 4:30. 	

Produced by Underground Railway Theater, in residence at Central Square 
Theater. A performance celebrating the Haitian Revolution on the 
American Civil war - the antislavery movement and African American 
soldiers, set in Boston's historic Tremont Temple, where the 
Emancipation Proclamation was read in 1863. Special guests include Danny 
Glover, author Edwidge Danticat, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Download 
flyer here. <http://freedomrising2013.com/uploads/New_Poster_150th.png>

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