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President's Day: The Presidency and Race

Date: Monday, February 17, 2014

Description:

The Presidency and Race
A day of reflection and celebration—from George Washington to Barack Obama


9:00 a.m.: Inaugural breakfast "To liberate a certain species of property: George Washington and race"
by William Carrigan, chairman of the Department of History at Rowan University

Kramme Gymnasium Friends School Mullica Hill, 15 High Street, Mullica Hill, NJ
Free to attend, $15 for breakfast Registered teachers, students, and librarians eat free.

1:30 p.m.:  Screening and Discussion of Stephen Spielberg's Lincoln
Chamberlain Student Center Room 129

4:30 p.m.:  History Poster Session Featuring Rowan University Student Research
Chamberlain Student Center, Eynon Ballroom Foyer

6:00 p.m.: Keynote address "The Significance of the Civil Rights Act of 1964"
by George C. Wright, president of Prairie View A & M University and award-winning author of Life Behind the Veil and Racial Violence in Kentucky

Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ Free and open to the public.

To register for the breakfast or for more information, contact Bill Carrigan, 856-256-4819 or carrigan@rowan.edu

This program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, or the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce.

Contact: Dr. Bill Carrigan
E-mail:carrigan@rowan.edu