Wednesday, September 14 (Optional activities)

7 p.m.

14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark, and Vanessa Lopez, a documentary by Graham Street Productions, Sewanee Union Theatre

8:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Dr. Woody Register, Dr. Andrea Hatcher, and Producer/Director Anne Galisky, Sewanee Union Theatre

Thursday, September 15


Registration begins at the Sewanee Inn

7 p.m.

Opening Lecture: David Blight, The Origins and Meaning of the 14th Amendment in the Civil War and ReconstructionConvocation Hall

8:30 p.m.

Reception & book signing: Convocation Hall

Friday. September 16

9 a.m.

Session #1: Kareem Crayton & Daniel Sharfstein, The 14th Amendment: A Reconfirmed or a Reconstructed Equality? / The Fourteenth Amendment on the Frontier: Oliver Otis Howard, Chief Joseph, and the Conflict over Liberty and Equality After Reconstruction.

11 a.m.

Session #2: Annette Gordon-Reed, What The Framers Wanted: The 14th Amendment and Black Citizenship

2 p.m.

Session #3: Kate Masur and Douglas Egerton, The Rights of Man Are Held of No Account: State Police Powers, the Anti-Slavery Movement, and Constitutional Change / 'We Shall Be Heard by Congress': The Black Convention Movement and the Origins of the Fourteenth Amendment.

4:30 p.m.

Session #4: Gerard Magliocca and Michael Kent Curtis, C'64, John Bingham vs. Thaddeus Stevens: Tennessee’s Readmittance to the Union / The 14th Amendment: Does History Matter. Yes.

Saturday, September 17

9 a.m.

Session #5: John O. McGinnis, Reforming 14th Amendment Review of Economic Legistlation

10:30 a.m.

Session #6: Roundtable Discussion, Does History Matter to the Future of the 14th Amendment?





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