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The Gary Braithwaite Memorial Lecture featuring Eric Foner

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Katzen Arts Center

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

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Tuesday, February 19th, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Reception starts at 4:30pm (Kreeger Lobby, Katzen Arts Center)

Followed by the Lecture at 5:30pm (Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center)

Eric Foner is one of this country's most prominent historians. He received his doctoral degree at Columbia under the supervision of Richard Hofstadter. He is one of only two persons to serve as president of the three major professional organizations: the Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association, and Society of American Historians, and one of a handful to have won the Bancroft and Pulitzer Prizes in the same year.

Questions? Email: history@american.edu

The lecture will examine the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments added to the Constitution during Reconstruction. It will explore the reasons for their passage, and how they fundamentally transformed Americans' relationship to their government, as well as key concepts such as freedom citizenship, equality, and the right to vote. It will also discuss the Supreme Court's narrowing of the meaning of the amendments between Reconstruction and the early 20th century, and its longterm effects, as well as the emergence of a set of alternative interpretations that still have relevance to our society today.

The Gary Lee Braithwaite Lecture was made possible by the generous support of AU Alumnus Michael Schwartz.

This is a first-come, first-seated event, even for ticket-holding students. Please arrive early, as seats will be given to walk-in guests 5-10 minutes before the event begins.

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