Chancellor Message to Campus

Lecture on Emancipation Proclamation, 13th Amendment

Dear Faculty, Students and Staff,

UIC and the DuSable Museum of African American History are sponsoring "From the Emancipation Proclamation to the 13th Amendment," a lecture and discussion featuring renowned author, journalist and historian Lerone Bennett Jr. and UIC's Corey Capers, assistant professor of African American studies and history. The event will be held this Thursday, Jan. 10, from 6-8 p.m. at the DuSable Museum, 740 East 56th Place, Chicago. Members of the UIC community will receive free admission but please RSVP to Jacqueline Williams to confirm attendance.

The program will include an in-depth discussion of the political and moral debates concerning the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Thirteeth Amendment to the Constitution, and their aftermath.

Mr. Bennett has written extensively on African American history. His numerous honors include the Literature Award of the Academy of Arts and Letters, the Book of the Year Award from Capital Press Club, and the Patron Saints Award from the Society of Midland Authors. Dr. Capers teaches Colonial American, U.S., and African American History from the 17th Century to the U.S. Civil War with a particular emphasis on the intersections of the practice of race, gender, nationalism, popular (print) culture, and religion during the American Revolution and Early American Republic. He has been a fellow at the UIC Institute for the Humanities.

I hope you can attend what promises to be a provocative and fascinating discussion of some of the most important events in American history.

Paula Allen-Meares
Chancellor