Headmaster’s Lecture Series Available Online
In December 2012, Headmaster Vance Wilson introduced an evening lecture series so our entire community could benefit from the same speakers who address our students. All three lectures in this inaugural series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and Civil Rights are now available online:
“From Civil War to Civil Rights,” by Julian Bond. Bond is a renowned civil rights leader and distinguished professor in residence at American University, retired professor of history at the University of Virginia, and former chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
“From Emancipation to Civil Rights and Beyond: Legacies of the Civil War at 150 Years,” by Professor David Blight. Blight is a professor of American history and the director of the Gilder-Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance & Abolition at Yale University.
“Civil War Contraband Camps, Emancipation, and the Reinvention of the American People,” by Professor Chandra Manning. Manning, an associate professor of history at Georgetown University, is the co-director of the Georgetown Workshop in 19th Century U.S. History, and the author of the award-winning book What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War.