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The Emancipation Proclamation

Wednesday, October 3, 10 am-1 pm


As part of the College's commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the topic of the Ninth Annual History Symposium will be the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, which was issued in its preliminary form on September 22, 1862.  The Symposium will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at a location to be announced according to the following schedule that will offer a diverse, interdisciplinary program featuring faculty presenters:


10:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Session

Dr. David Levinson, President, Norwalk Community College: Welcome & Opening Remarks

Dr. Edward Grippe, Professor, Philosophy & Religion: The Philosophy of Liberty

Stephen Mersereau, Adjunct Professor, Accounting: The Economics of Emancipation in 1862, Compensation and Colonization

Althea Seaborn, Coordinator & Professor, Criminal Justice Program & Dr. Robert Baer, Dean of Students: The Emancipation Proclamation: Prelude to the Constitutional Revolution of 1865-1870


11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. Session

Steven Glazer, Professor, Economics, Further Thoughts about African American Labor in the Post-Civil War Period

Dr. Robert Howard, Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Modern Slavery

 Linda Lerman, Director, Library Services: A Preview of the “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” Exhibit


This year's History Symposium will include a preview of the “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” traveling exhibit sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities that will be on display at the College's Everett I.L. Baker Library from November 2 until December 12, 2012.  Detailed information about this once-in-a-generation event at N.C.C. will be provided as the opening approaches.  For more information, contact Professor Steve Berizzi at