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National Endowment for the Humanities

Hosted by LCP,

The Library Company of Philadelphia

Sponsored by SHEAR,

Society of Historians of the Early American Republic

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The Abolitionist Movement: Fighting Slavery and Racial Injustice From the Revolution to the Civil War

An NEH Summer Seminar for K-12 Teachers and Graduate Students

June 30 - July 26, 2013, The Library Company of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Director: Richard Newman, Rochester Institute of Technology. Author, Freedom’s Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, The AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers, and The Transformation of American Abolitionism.     

If you’re interested in studying one of the most important reform struggles in American history, I hope that you apply to the Abolitionist Movement Summer Seminar in 2013. The four-week program will meet at the Library Company of Philadelphia between June 30th and July 26th. Our seminar will study everything from the Underground Railroad to emancipation in both the American Revolution and Civil War. To bring abolition alive, we will work in the “Afro Americana Archives” (one of the great collections on Abolition and African American history in the world!), host a series of leading abolitionist scholars, and visit some of the most important abolitionist historic sites in the nation: Richard Allen’s Mother Bethel AME Church, the Liberty Bell, Gettysburg. In short, we hope to offer a seminar that is collegial, intellectually challenging and professionally ramifying.
For more information, please click on the various links on your left.  You can also contact me directly at rsngsm@rit.edu.
Once again, I hope that you will seriously consider applying for our seminar. I look forward to a great summer of reading, discussion and intellectual camaraderie.

With Best Wishes,
Richard Newman
Seminar Director and Professor of History,
Rochester Institute of Technology

For more detailed information, please go to the Director’s Letter.

* Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this
program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for
the Humanities.

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