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Fordham University Lincoln Center

113 West 60th Street (Lowenstein Bldg.)

12th Floor Lounge - Corrigan Conference Center

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A one-day symposium which will examine the Catholic Church's role and participation in American slavery.

The morning sessions will consist of two panels of academics discussing the historical and theological significance of Catholic race policy and practice (slavery and post-slavery).

The afternoon session will feature John Cummings, owner and founder of Whitney Plantation and Museum, and a panel of respondents who will discuss the Church's attempts to address past church failures. A session of Q&A will follow.

Participants:

Morning Session (9:00am-11:30am)

Thomas Murphy, S.J., Seattle University

M. Shawn Copeland, Ph.D., Boston College

Bryan Massingale, S.T.D., Fordham University

James O'Toole, Ph.D., Boston College

Afternoon Session (12:30-4:00pm)

John Cummings, Whitney Plantation Museum

Albert Holtz, O.S.B., Newark Abbey - Newak, NJ

Gregory Chisholm, S.J., St. Charles Borromeo - Harlem, NY

Maurice Nutt, C.Ss.R., Xavier University of Louisiana Institute

Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Ph.D., Fordham University

Co-sponsored by: Theology Dept., Political Science Dept., Philosophy Dept., Communication and Media Studies, Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, The Jesuits of Fordham University.

The symposium is open to all members of the Fordham community as well as the public. RSVP required for morning and afternoon sessions.

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