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The Sabbatical Speaker Series presents Michael Snodgrass: Back Home in Jalisco: Indiana Steel and Mexico’s Emigrant Heartland, October 7, 2016

Back Home in Jalisco: Indiana Steel and Mexico’s Emigrant Heartland

One hundred years ago, thousands of labor migrants departed the highlands of Jalisco for hard work in the steel mills of Indiana. Most returned home. Learn how this rarely explored history of return migration forged a migratory culture that persists to this day.  

Location: Campus Center, room 309

October 7, 2016 | 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM

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The Sabbatical Speaker Series presents Kevin Cramer: Collecting and Giving: The Gustav Adolf Association Builds Its Philanthropic Network, October 19, 2016

Collecting and Giving: The Gustav Adolf Association Builds Its Philanthropic Network

With over a thousand local branches, the Gustav Adolf Association (1843-1885) served the German diaspora in Europe and the Americas. This Protestant philanthropic network apportioned strategic decisions on collections and aid between a national executive and regional and local leadership.

Location: Campus Center, room 309

October 19, 2016 | 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM

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Frederick Douglass and the Role of Oratory in African American Leadership, October 20, 2016

Frederick Douglass and the Role of Oratory in African American Leadership

The Madame C.J. Walker/ Frederick Douglass 4th Annual Symposium presents:

"Frederick Douglass and the Role of Oratory in African American Leadership."

October 20-21, 2016

Featuring a dramatic reading of "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

Tentative Thursday, October 20th Schedule:

11:00AM-12:00PM Registration

12:00-1:00PM Opening Luncheon

Welcoming Remarks:

Dr. John R. Kaufman-McKivigan, Professor of History and Editor of the Frederick Douglass Papers, IUPUI

Dr. Marianne Wokeck, Director of the Institute of American Thought

Dr. Karen Dace, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Dr. Ronda Henry Anthony, Chair of Africana Studies

1:00-1:30PM Plenary Session: “The Making of the Critical Edition of the Oratory of Frederick Douglass.”

Speakers:

Dr. Julie Husband,  Head, Department of Languages and Literatures

University of Northern Iowa

Heather Kaufman-McKivigan, Research Associate, Frederick Douglass Papers, IUPUI

Dr. John R. Kaufman-McKivigan, Professor of History and Editor of the Frederick Douglass Papers, IUPUI

1:30-3:30PM Session 1: “Frederick Douglass the Post-Civil War Orator”

Moderator: Robert Wallace, Professor of English, North Kentucky University

"Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Art of Persuasion."  Robert S. Levine, Professor of English, University of Maryland

“Of Stump Speeches and Memorials: Frederick Douglass's Reconstruction.” Julie Husband, Head, Department of Languages and Literatures

University of Northern Iowa

"’A New Vocation before Me’: Frederick Douglass’s Post-Civil War Lyceum Career."  John R. Kaufman-McKivigan, IUPUI

3:30-3:45PM: Break with Refreshments

3:45-5:45PM Session 2: “Assessing Frederick Douglass’s Impact on African American Oratory

Moderator: L. Diane Barnes, Professor of History, Youngstown State University

““Echoing Greatness: Douglass’s Reputation as an Orator.”  John Ernest, Professor and Chair of the Department of English, University of Delaware

“The Influence of Frederick Douglass on African American Oratory” Richard Leeman, Professor of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

“Frederick Douglass’s Immanent Theory of Protest Invention and Protest Leadership.”  Kirt Wilson, Associate Professor of Communications, Pennsylvania State University

5:45-6:00PM: Break

6:00-7:00PM: Public Reception

Civil War Era Songs performed by IUPUI University Choir

7:00-8:30PM: Concluding Keynote Address

"'Bend Down and Measure Him': Frederick Douglass on Racial Civilization at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893." Gene Jarrett, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Humanities, and Professor of English, Boston University

Hosted by the Frederick Douglass Papers, the Africana Studies Program, Department of Communication Studies, and the Department of History with additional support from the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, the IUPUI Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Center for Global Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development.

Location: University Tower, Ballroom 850 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis

October 20, 2016 | 11:00 AM to 08:30 PM

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The Madame C.J. Walker/ Frederick Douglass 4th Annual Symposium, October 21, 2016

The Sabbatical Speaker Series presents Peter Thuesen: Tornado God: American Religion and Violent Weather, October 26, 2016

The Sabbatical Speaker Series presents Martin Coleman: Experience, Meaning, and the Common Practice of Philosophical Reflection, November 2, 2016

The Sabbatical Speaker Series presents Bessie House Soremekun: Pulling Themselves Up By Their Bootstraps: Black Businesses, Philanthropy, and Economic Empowerment, February 1, 2017

The Sabbatical Speaker Series presents Wan-Ning Bao: Delinquent Youth in a Transforming China, February 8, 2017

The 28th Annual Joseph T. Taylor Symposium, February 23, 2017

The Sabbatical Speaker Series presents Susan Shepherd: We are here! Counteracting Stigma in the Kenyan Deaf Community, March 3, 2017

The Sabbatical Speaker Series presents Ronda Henry Anthony: Shonda Rhimes' Scandal and the Triumph of the White Masculine Ideal, March 8, 2017

A Celebration of Scholarship: The Liberal Arts Honors Convocation, April 29, 2017