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Frank Porter Graham Lecture presents: The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution by Eric Foner
February 18, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Professor Foner is on the country’s preeminent historians of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. He has authored more than twenty books, including the magisterial text, Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution 1863-1877 (1988), and most recently, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution. In 2011, he won the Pulitzer Prize for The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.
The 2021 Frank Porter Graham Lecture is hosted in partnership with the UNC Center for Civil Rights’ online symposium titled “Equal Protection’s Grand Promise and Betrayals: Reconstruction, Plessy to Bakke and Beyond: Is There a Way Forward?, February 18-19. Once you register, a Zoom link for the two-day symposium will be emailed to you. Attendees can use the link to view the Frank Porter Graham Lecture live on Thursday, February 18, at 12:15 p.m. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. Register on the Go Anywhere Platform.