Emancipation in History and Memory

John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History is proud to co-sponsor the Emancipation in History and Memory panel discussion on Sept. 29th. Rector of the Board of Visitors Frank M. “Rusty” Conner will provide remarks. Reflecting on these historic documents, a discussion will explore emancipation in history and memory with panelists Liz Varon (moderator), Edna Green Medford, and Richard S. Newman. Following the panel discussion, members of the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers design team will provide an update on construction.

The panel will take place alongside a temporary exhibition of important Civil War-era documents in UVA's Rotunda. On display will be copies of both the Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment signed by Abraham Lincoln and a document handwritten by Frederick Douglass will be exhibited in the Rotunda.

Following the Rotunda panel discussion, these and additional documents, including an anti-slavery broadside, will be exhibited in Special Collections from October 2-22, 2018 in order to coincide with President Ryan’s inauguration.

Location: Rotunda: Exhibition in North Oval Room, Reception in Lower West Oval Room, and Panel Discussion in the Dome Room

Time: A reception will start at 11:00 a.m. Remarks, the panel discussion, and memorial update are scheduled for 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Registration: Registration for this free event is available here.

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time and Location: 
11:00 AM, UVA Rotunda