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A Declaration of Our Wrongs and Rights: Syracuse's Star-Studded 1864 National Convention and a New Era of Black Organizing

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Time: Dec. 2, 2021, 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Location: virtual

P. Gabrielle Foreman (Penn State University)
Joan Bryant (Syracuse University)

Foreman presents new research that builds on her co-edited book, The Colored Convention Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century, to discuss the large, illustrious 1864 national convention held in Syracuse, NY. Situating this convention as one of the most important meetings of the nineteenth century, Foreman suggests that the Syracuse 1864 convention should be understood as a centerpiece of the seven-decades movement for Black rights, justice, and dignity. Bryant, also a contributor to the book, moderates Q&A.

This webinar, open to all, concludes Foreman's mini-residency as 2021 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities at the Syracuse University Humanities Center.

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P. Gabrielle Foreman’s 2021 residency is hosted by Dorri Beam, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of English; Joan Bryant, Department Chair and Associate Professor of African American Studies; Petrina Jackson, Director of the Special Collections Research Center; and Patricia Roylance, Associate Professor of English.

Dorri Beam, English