PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rosenbach is proud to present The Legacy of the 13th Amendment, a new conversation series kicking off Thursday, November 15 that will examine the history and complicated legacy—from Jim Crow to mass incarceration—of the amendment to the United States Constitution that abolished slavery. The series will feature conversations with several of today's leading scholars and luminaries, including Peabody Award-winning journalist and former National Public Radio host Michele Norris, legal scholar Hosea H. Harvey, and Aspen Institute Executive Vice President Eric Motley.
Speakers will appear on the following dates:
- Hosea H. Harvey | Thursday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m. | The Rosenbach, 2008 Delancey Place
- Michele Norris | Wednesday, January 9 at 6:00 p.m. | OFF SITE at Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street
- Eric Motley | Thursday, January 24 at 6:00 p.m. | The Rosenbach, 2008 Delancey Place
The Rosenbach collection includes an 1865 commemorative copy—signed by members of both houses of the United States Congress—of the proposal for the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. With a mission to foster inquiry, learning, and creative thought, The Rosenbach is committed to engaging audiences in programs, exhibitions, and research inspired by its collections.
"Exploring the far-reaching legacy of historic documents and events is crucial to understanding the complex issues of our modern world," said Derick Dreher, the John C. Haas Director of The Rosenbach. "By crafting this new series inspired by the 13th Amendment, we hope to spark thoughtful conversations that grapple with ideas and issues rooted in concepts that those before us grappled with decades and centuries ago."
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit rosenbach.org or call 215-732-1600.
The Rosenbach is a rare book library and historic house museum which offers tours, exhibitions, public programs, and research opportunities. An affiliate of the Free Library of Philadelphia, The Rosenbach seeks to inspire curiosity, inquiry, and creativity by engaging broad audiences in its remarkable and expanding collections. The combined holdings of The Rosenbach and the Free Library of Philadelphia—which include hundreds of thousands of rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera—inspire unique exhibitions and programs throughout the year.
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