[act-ma] 3/31 The Unresolved Legacy of Reconstruction with Historian Eric Foner

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
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 
well-functioning democracy.
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 
For this final program in our Giving Voice fundraiser series, we ask 
audience members to please donate if you can.
Your donations are vital to preservation of the Royall House and Slave 
Quarters, our work in youth education, and our continued research into 
the lives of people enslaved in the North. As we continue to tell a 
complex story of slavery and the contestation over freedom in America, 
we will continue to amplify how the legacies of enslavement affect 
communities today.


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