Finkelman to Give Black History Month Lecture on February 20

Posted on 2/8/2018 10:31:48 AM

Paul Finkelman, President of Gratz CollegePaul Finkelman will present “The Hidden History of Civil Rights in the North,” a public lecture to celebrate Black History Month and the 209th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. This lecture takes place on Tuesday, February 20, at 6:15 p.m. in room 225 of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, and is part of the IUP History Undergraduate Conference.

Finkelman received his doctoral in history from the University of Chicago and was Fellow in Law and Humanities at Harvard Law School. He is currently the president of Gratz College and the Fulbright research chair in Human Rights and Social Justice, University of Ottawa, Canada. As a specialist in American legal History, African American history and law, American Civil War, and Emancipation, he is the author of more than 200 journal articles and 40 books, including the most recently published, Supreme Injustice: Slavery in America's Highest Court (Harvard University Press, 2017).

Lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and reception.

Sponsors of this lecture include:

  • Department of History
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Provost
  • Office of Social Equity
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student Success
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Cook Honors College
  • Pan-African Studies Program
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Foreign Languages
  • The Elizabeth Sweeney Fund (Department of Journalism and Public Relations)
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Sociology