Historian Catherine Clinton: "The Assassination of Mary Lincoln"

Award-winning historian Catherine Clinton, author of Mary Lincoln: A Life (HarperCollins, 2009) delivers a short lecture on the myriad tragedies suffered by Mary Lincoln in the aftermath of her husband's murder. Inconsolable in grief, Mary Lincoln was then herself the victim of character assassination in stories that were circulated first by her enemies, then by her biographers and her historians. Come hear the "other half" of the assassination story in the sesquicentennial season of the aftermath of the Civil War.

Douglas A. Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II"

David Blackmon will present his talk Thursday at UGA's Dean Rusk Hall.  He spent more than two decades as a daily newspaper reporter and bureau chief and won his first Pulitzer Prize for The Wall Street Journal staff's breaking news coverage of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Civil Rights Historian Tomiko Brown-Nagin: "‘The Civil Rights Queen': Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Racial and Gender Equality in America."

Tomiko Brown-Nagin, the Daniel P. S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law and a professor of history at Harvard University, will present "‘The Civil Rights Queen': Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Racial and Gender Equality in America."

Visiting lecturer Peter Wood: “Did you ever hear ‘bout de Andersonville prison in Georgia?”

 A fresh sesquicentennial look at a familiar Civil War topic--Peter Wood (Professor Emeritus, Duke U) is an American historian and author of Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion (1974). It has been described as one of the most influential books on southern U.S. history of the past 50 years.

The university community is invited to attend.

Sponsored by the Department of History.

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