[act-ma] 3/31 The Unresolved Legacy of Reconstruction with Historian Eric Foner
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Tue Mar 30 19:37:12 PDT 2021
The Unresolved Legacy of Reconstruction with Historian Eric Foner
Mar 31 6 to 7 PM
Renowned historian Eric Foner, one of this country's most prominent
historians, will join us for an engaging conversation about the failed
promises of Reconstruction, racial violence and democracy, and the role
of historical memory in the fight for social justice today.
The November 2020 election was one of the most contentious presidential
elections the United States has experienced in recent memory. Addressing
widespread voter suppression, protests over systemic racism and
injustice, deliberate misinformation by elected officials, and the
Capitol riots of January that sought to undermine the election, Dr. Eric
Foner will dispel the myth of the United States as a beacon of a
Eric Foner, the DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia
University, specializes in the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery,
and 19th-century America. His most recent book is "The Second Founding:
How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution."
How to Participate: Admission is free, but registration is required.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration will close 30 minutes before the start of the
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