Civil War to Civil Rights: The Well-Being of a Nation

Civil War to Civil Rights: The Well-Being of a Nation

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Observing the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the symposium is both commemorative and forward-looking.

Hosted by the Clarice Smith Center, in partnership with the UMD School of


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Observing the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the symposium is both commemorative and forward-looking.

Hosted by the Clarice Smith Center, in partnership with the UMD School of Public Policy and the UMD School of Public Health, the symposium launches The National Civil War Project at the Center. With the Civil War as the genesis of the Civil Rights Movement in this country, scholarly presentations and stimulating artistic experiences examine issues of the Civil War through the lens of our nation’s civil rights struggles. It places the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in its historic context, both as the culmination of the struggle since the Emancipation Proclamation and as the stage-setting for a new generation of civil rights issues that reveal the important— but often hidden — inequalities of our time.

Throughout the symposium, ‘visual journalist’ Ellen Lovelidge captures salient points using artistic interpretation.

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