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The Jepson Leadership Forum 2016–17 Events

The 2016–17 Jepson Leadership Forum traces America’s long struggle for racial justice through slavery and civil war, Reconstruction and Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Movement and present day. Journey with us as we return to the setbacks and advances, successes and failures that shaped modern America.

September 15 • 7 p.m. 

(In)Famous: Thomas Jefferson’s Intellectual and Ethical Understanding of Slavery
Annette Gordon-Reed
Harvard University historian and law professor whose research, among other things, explores the life of America’s third president

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October 19 • 7 p.m. 

(Re)Defined: Slavery in North America across Time and Place
Ira Berlin
Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland with an expertise in southern and African American history

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November 15 • 7 p.m. 

(Re)Examined: Reconstruction
Eric Foner
Columbia University professor regarded as the leading authority on the Reconstruction Era in the United States

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January 24 • 7 p.m. 

(Un)Told: The Story of the Great Migration
Isabel Wilkerson
Journalist and bestselling author of The Story of the Great Migration

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February 15 • 7 p.m.

(Un)Finished: Twentieth Century Racial Discrimination and Its Long-Term Implications
Jamelle Bouie
Chief political correspondent for Slate and CBS News political analyst

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March 21 • 7 p.m.

(De)Constructed: Embattled Leader, Contested Icon
Thomas F. Jackson 
Historian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and American Civil Rights Movement scholar 

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All events are cosponsored by University of Richmond School of Law and the Department of History

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Registration Information

All events are free and open to the public. Advance registration is required and opens 3 weeks prior to each event.

 

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2016-17 Series Sponsors

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All events are cosponsored by the University of Richmond School of Law and the Department of History

Contact Information

Shannon Best, community programs manager
(804) 287-6522