Slavery to Equality Under the Law - Three Part Series

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START
Thu Oct 11 2018

END
Sun Oct 11 2020


About

Join us for this 3 part series discussing the struggle from Jim Crow to the 13th Amendment, Brown vs. The Board of Education, the 1965 Civil Rights Act and Beyond.

PART ONE - SLAVERY AND THE FOUNDING OF THE COUNTRY

Mechanicsburg - Thursday, October 11, 2018
Pittsburgh - Thursday, October 18, 2018
Philadelphia - Thursday, October 25, 2018

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Its place in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, from Thomas Jefferson to George Washington to Gouvernear Morris to John Quincy Adams.

Join the discussion on:

The Declaration of Independence and Slavery
· “All men are created equal” · Ending of slave trade proposed and defeated

The Constitution and Slavery
· 3/5ths compromise · Acceptance of slave trade · Acceptance of Fugitive Slave Act · The beginning of the Country and slavery
· Slave states versus non-slave states · George Washington and slavery · Ona Judge

John Quincy Adams and the Battle Against Slavery
· Amistad Case · Arguments in the Senate

Nullification—Jefferson, Madison, Seward, Jackson

PART TWO - SLAVERY AND THE CIVIL WAR

Mechanicsburg - Thursday, November 1, 2018
Pittsburgh - Thursday, November 8, 2018
Philadelphia - Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Abraham Lincoln and the Role of Slavery, from John Brown to Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass and beyond.

Hear about:

Compromises Leading to the Civil War
· The Louisiana Purchase · Compromise of 1850 · Compromise of 1860 · Wilmost Proviso

Abraham Lincoln
· Lincoln as a young man · Lincoln as a Whig · Lincoln as a Republican · Lincoln Douglass Debates

Election of 1860
· Seward · Chase · Douglas

President-elect Lincoln
· Another compromise? Buchanan · Lincoln draws the line. Statement form Independence Hall · First Inaugural

President Lincoln and slavery
· Different opinions on the subject · War is about Union · Emancipation Proclamation · Gettysburg Address

PART THREE - ACHIEVING EQUALITY UNDER THE LAW

Mechanicsburg - Thursday, December 6, 2018
Pittsburgh - Thursday, December 13, 2018
Philadelphia - Thursday, December 20, 2018

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Achieving Equality Under the Law: Brown versus Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, and Lyndon Johnson.

Hear about:

Reconstruction
Plessy versus Ferguson - Separate But Equal
Brown versus Board of Education - Thurgood Marshall
Little Rock Nine · Faubus · Eisenhower · Kennedy
Civil Rights Bill of 1956 · Nixon versus Johnson

Election of 1960
· JFK seeks to keep together the Roosevelt coalition
· Nixon seeks to attract black voters back to the Republican Party

President Kennedy
· Freedom Rides · George Wallace and Mississippi · Medgar Evers/Martin Luther King · The Civil Rights Speech

LBJ is President
· Must achieve stronger civil rights bill than JFK could have achieved · Eisenhower · Kennedy

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