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"The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad"

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium

The History Department Presents

The 18th Annual Fusco Distinguised Lecture

Eric Foner DeWitt Clinton Professor of History Columbia University

"Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad"

October 11, 2016 4:00 PM Dodd Center, Konover Auditorium Refreshments provided following the lecture.

About Prof. Foner: Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, specializes in the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and 19th-century America. He is one of only two persons to serve as President of the Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association, and Society of American Historians. He has also been the curator of several museum exhibitions, including the prize-winning "A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln," at the Chicago Historical Society. His book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery won the Pulitzer, Bancroft, and Lincoln prizes for 2011. His latest book is Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad.

This lecture series is made possible by the Edmund J. Fusco, Sr. Fund for Excellence in History.

Contact:

History Department, 860-486-3722

History Department (primary), Africana Studies Institute, First Year Programs & Learning Communities, UConn Master Calendar

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