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
Harvard University historian and law professor whose research, among other things, explores the life of America’s third president
October 19 • 7 p.m.
(Re)Defined: Slavery in North America across Time and Place
Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland with an expertise in southern and African American history
November 15 • 7 p.m.
Columbia University professor regarded as the leading authority on the Reconstruction Era in the United States
January 24 • 7 p.m.
(Un)Told: The Story of the Great Migration
Journalist and bestselling author of The Story of the Great Migration
February 15 • 7 p.m.
(Un)Finished: Twentieth Century Racial Discrimination and Its Long-Term Implications
Chief political correspondent for Slate and CBS News political analyst
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
All events are cosponsored by University of Richmond School of Law and the Department of History
With special thanks to media sponsor STYLE Weekly, Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion