Conferences & Symposia

Freedom Rising

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Radcliffe Institute is collaborating with several Greater Boston educational, historical, and cultural organizations to present "Freedom Rising: The 150th Anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation and African American Military Service in the Civil War" from May 2–4, 2013.

9 AM–5:15 PM
On Friday, May 3, there will be a day-long symposium at the Radcliffe Institute focusing on the Emancipation Proclamation and its hemispheric impact, recruitment of black troops, black communities, black women, and legacy in art.

"We are honored to host a multifaceted exploration of the Emancipation Proclamation that will enrich understanding of its significance and complexity," said Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University. "The ambitions of 'Freedom Rising' fit well with the Radcliffe Institute's commitment to bring together scholars from different disciplines and perspectives to examine important topics including this critical turning point in United States history."