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Reconstruction and the Arc of Racial (In)Justice

Thursday, Sept. 15
5 p.m. Shuttle departs Westin 
5:30 p.m. Dinner in the Jepson Alumni Center
7 p.m. Jepson Leadership Forum lecture by Annette Gordon-Reed
8:15 p.m. Reception
8:45 p.m. Shuttle returns to the Westin  

Friday, Sept. 16
8:15 a.m. Shuttle departs the Westin lobby for campus
8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
9 - 10:30 a.m. Session I: Steven Fein and Edward E. Baptist
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session II: Charles Irons and James T. Downs
12:15 - 1 p.m. Lunch
1 - 2:30 p.m. Session III: Edward L. Ayers and Kidada Williams
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 - 4:15 Session IV: Elizabeth R. Varon and James T. Brown
4:15 - 4:30 p.m. Break
4:30 - 6 p.m. Reconstruction and the Arc of Racial (In)Justice: A Conversation about Recent Events
6 p.m. Shuttle departure
6:30 p.m. Dinner at Comfort 

Saturday, Sept. 17
8:15 a.m. Shuttle departs Westin lobby for campus
8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
9 - 10:30 a.m. Session V: Eric Yellin and Pippa Holloway
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session VI: Claudrena Harold and J. Phillip Thompson
12:15 p.m. Lunch

Session I

Steven Fein, Chair and Professor of Psychology
Williams College
Social Psychological Perspectives on Racial Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination

Edward E. Baptist, Professor of History
Cornell University
Creating White Freedom By Hunting Enslaved Africans

Session II

Charles Irons, Associate Professor of History and Chair, Department of History and Geography
Elon University
Urban Black Protestants and the Predicament of Emancipation

James T. Downs, Associate Professor of History
Connecticut College
Unfinished Revolution: The Plight of the Black Seminoles during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Session III

Edward L. Ayers, Tucker-Boatwright Professor in the Humanities, Professor and President Emeritus
University of Richmond
How the Enemies of Reconstruction Created Reconstruction

Kidada Williams, Associate Professor of History
Wayne State University
Never Get Over It: Night Riding's Imprint on African Americans

Session IV

Elizabeth R. Varon, Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History
University of Virginia
Veteran, Author, Activist:  Joseph T. Wilson of Norfolk and Black Leadership in the Civil War Era

Thomas J. Brown, Professor of History
University of South Carolina
Reconstruction at Randolph Cemetery

Session V

Eric Yellin, Associate Professor of History and American Studies
University of Richmond
Woodrow Wilson and the Reconstruction of Racial (In)Justice

Pippa Holloway, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, History
Middle Tennessee State University
Subjected to Still Greater Punishment: Testimonial Incapacity as a Collateral Consequence of Criminal Conviction in the South

Session VI

Claudrena Harold, Associate Professor of History
University of Virginia
What about Us: African American Workers and the Struggle for Economic Justice in the Era of Diversity

J. Phillp Thompson, Associate Professor and Head, Housing, Community and Economic Development Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Construction of Two Proletariats