Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Finkelman to Deliver the Huggins Lectures

W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University, announces that this year's Nathan I. Huggins Lectures will be delivered by Paul Finkelman, Albany School of Law. The lectures, "The Supreme Court and The Peculiar Institution: Marshall, Story, Taney, and the Defense of Slavery," will be delivered at the Thompson Room, Barker Center 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Mass. For more information, please contact the Du Bois Institute at 617.495.8508.

Tuesday, March 17, 4 P.M.
"Chief Justice Marshall and Slavery: A Slaveholding Chief Justice Discovers the Limits of National Power"

Wednesday, March 18, 4 P.M.
"Joseph Story of Slavery: The Enigma of an Antislavery Man who Became a Proslavery Justice"

Thursday, Thursday 19, 4 P.M.
"Chief Justice Taney and Slavery: Defending the Cornerstone at all Costs"

Hat tip: Jay Stewart