From: Charlotte Cummins <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2019 4:40 PM
Subject: U.S. Capitol Historical Society Symposium 5/2 & 5/3

Good afternoon,


Please consider attending the United States Capitol Historical Society’s Annual Symposium. Please feel free to email myself or my colleague Lauren Borchard with any questions you may have. Thank you.


Contact: Lauren Borchard                                                                                                                                                                                          For Immediate Release
Tel: (202) 543-8919 x11                                                                                                                                                                                             (April 4, 2019)
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Scholars Explore Topics from Grant’s Presidency to Twentieth-Century Films


April 4, 2019—Washington, DC— The U.S. Capitol Historical Society announces its upcoming annual free symposium, Reconstruction and the Long Reconstruction: 150 Years toward Freedom. Scholars from across the country will explore the post-Civil War Reconstruction period and the “Long Reconstruction,” which continued well into the twentieth century.


The symposium is free and open to the public; pre-registration is requested via


When and Where:

Thursday, May 2: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE; Washington, DC 20003)

Friday, May 3: 9:00 am to 12:45 pm, Russell Senate Office Building, Room 325


Speakers include:

James J. Broomall (Shepherd University)

Orville Vernon Burton (Clemson University)

Charles W. Calhoun (East Carolina University)

Paul Finkelman (symposium dir.; Gratz College)

Tim Alan Garrison (Portland State University)

Judith Giesberg (Villanova University)

Randall Kennedy (Harvard Law School)

Heather Cox Richardson (Boston College)

Ryan P. Semmes (Mississippi State)

John David Smith (UNC at Charlotte)

Brook Thomas (UC Irvine)

Joan Waugh (UCLA)


Topics range from Ulysses S. Grant’s 1868 election and presidential policies to veterans as artists, 1870 census data, disenfranchisement of black voters and voting rights, nineteenth-century origins of the modern slave reparations movement, the Supreme Court and decisions related to Reconstruction, and portrayals of Andrew Johnson’s impeachment in popular culture.





Charlotte Cummins
Programs Assistant

Board Liaison
(202) 543-8919 ext. 36
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