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April 27, 2018

50 Years After the Revolution: New Perspectives on 1968

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. 

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April 20, 2018

WATCH NOW: James Forman

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.

April 19, 2018

1968+50: All Things (Re)considered

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.