From the Emancipation Proclamation to the Election of Barack Obama and the Death of Trayvon Martin
November 7-8, 2013
Student Center Theater
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
In 1903, the 40th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, W.E.B. DuBois wrote, “the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line” (The Souls of Black Folk). At the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. declared: “But one hundred years later, we must face the tragic face that the Negro is still not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.”
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. As Americans commemorate these anniversaries , we contemplate how far the nation has come in its quest to become a more equal society.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE and open to the public.
Registration is encouraged - http://www.hofstra.edu/culture
Professor of History and
The Harry H. Wachtel Distinguished Teaching Professor for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change
Professor of Anthropology
Chair, Department of Anthropology
Director of African Studies
Director, Secondary Education Social Studies
Department of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership
Hofstra University School of Education
For more information please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669.
|THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013|
9:35-11 a.m., Session I: What Does John F. Kennedy’s Call to Public Service
Edward J. Rollins, Political Strategist
Scott D. Reich, Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Presented by the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Session II: Slavery on Long Island, Part I
1 -2 p.m., LUNCH (on your own)
2:30 – 4 p.m., Session IV: Film Showing: Slavery and the Law
4:30-6 p.m., Session V: Slavery and the Law: From Emancipation Proclamation to Barack Obama to Trayvon Martin
6-7:30 p.m., DINNER BREAK (on your own)
7:30 p.m., KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Co-sponsored by Hofstra NAACP Chapter, Hofstra Black and Hispanic Alumni Association, New Opportunities at Hofstra (NOAH) Program
|FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013|
10-11:30 a.m., Session VII
History and Impact of the Emancipation Proclamation
Lincoln and Gettysburg
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. LUNCH (on your own)
12:45-2:15 p.m., Session IX: Slavery on Long Island, Part II
|Through November 11th, 2013|
|Main Dining Room East, Mack Student Center, North Campus
Slavery and New YorkIn commemoration of the anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington. Items on display were created by the freshman seminar Anthropology 14F class, and middle school students from Lawrence Road Middle School, Hempstead NY and Uniondale Middle School, Uniondale, New York. Items on display focuses on the history of slavery, abolition and struggle for Civil Rights
Teachers: Richard Tauber, April Francis and Kiesha Wilburn.
|Thursday, November 7th, 11 a.m.-6p.m. and Friday, November 8th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.|
|Lobby, Student Center Theater, Mack Student Center, North Campus
A Celebration of America's Black Heritage Through Documents, Artifacts, and Collectibles from 1600 to the PresentThis presentation commences from the 1600s and tells, in part, their story through a collection of historical artifacts. These artifacts contain actual images, engravings and literature outlining the obstacles that took place towards the African culture brought to America, during its development. The collection also entails how Africans shaped their destiny by grasping the adjustment, which had to be made, and harnessed the power of control for themselves, to subsequently pass on the lessons and folklore onto their children, who became Americans. Items on display include -- Middle Passage Shackles, ca. 1700's; Manila Slave Bracelets 15th century; Wrought Iron Collar, African engravings, ca. 1700's
Presented by Carol Gordon, CEO, Unspoken History Treasures
Hofstra College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Hofstra Association of Black Journalists (HABJ)
Hofstra NAACP Chapter
world of sexual exploitation in NYC.
Professor Linda Longmire, Global Studies and Geography
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 6 – 9:30 p.m.
On the Front Line With The Little Rock Nine:
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 5, 2-13 at 7 p.m.
Contact: Hofstra NAACP Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Student Union and The Pride Network presents
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Hofstra University Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 13, 11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m. (Common Hour)
For more information please contact Benita Sampedro via email.
Hofstra Cultural Center
Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities
Date/Time: Monday, November 18, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
For more information please contact the
Hofstra Cultural Center at
- African Studies Program
- Black and Hispanic Alumni Association
- Black Student Union
- Center for Civic Engagement
- Collegiate Women of Color
- Department of Anthropology
- Department of Global Studies and Geography
- Department of History
- Department of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership
- Hofstra Association of Black Journalists
- Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program
- NAACP Hofstra Chapter
- National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University®
- New Opportunities at Hofstra (NOAH) Program
- Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs
- Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency