NOTE: This event takes place at multiple locations, please consult symposium schedule (link below) for more information
This interdisciplinary symposium marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of W. E. B. Du Bois' /Black Reconstruction/. It aims to critically re-examine this seminal work and its enduring impact and legacy for how we understand slave emancipation and the meaning of freedom, citizenship, and democracy in U.S. history. We will hear from over 30 scholars--ranging from historians and political theorists to scholars of labor history and gender and diaspora studies--whose work has been shaped by Du Bois' powerful insights and who also find in the enduring legacy of Black Reconstruction much room for debate.
A detailed schedule and other information, including complete list of cosponsors, are available at the symposium website: http://duboissymposium.trinity.duke.edu/