A Conference at Columbia University
April 27-29, 2018
This conference culminates a semester of activities related to the 50th anniversary of 1968 that include courses in multiple departments, a speaker and film series, and an exhibition in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Sponsored by the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Lehman Center for American History, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, the Department of History, and the Office of the Provost.
From Inferno to Metamorphosis: Building a Movement to End Mass Punishment
On April 12, 2018, Yale University School of Law professor James Forman, Jr. delivered the first Robert A. Ferguson Memorial Lecture. Professor Forman is the author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, and is a leading critic of mass incarceration.
This event was presented by the Center for American Studies with support from the Jack Miller Center.
Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall, School of Journalism
April 19, 7-9 pm
A discussion with NPR's Robert Siegel '68. For 30 years, Siegel co-hosted the popular NPR radio show, All Things Considered. He got his start at WKCR, where he covered the student strike of 1968 and attributes his successful career to the important events he covered during his college years.
Freedom and Citizenship Program
Beginning in 2009, the Center for American Studies has collaborated with the Roger Lehecka Double Discovery Center on a program that introduces high school students to college-level work in the humanities and prepares them for lives as informed, responsible citizens.