2:00-3:30 Concurrent Sessions
Panel: “Interrogating the Efficacy of State Intervention against Slavery, Then and Now”
Chair: Jean Allain, Queen’s University, Belfast
Paul Finkelman, University of Saskatchewan and University of Pennsylvania, “What We Can Learn from the Closing of the African Slave Trade and the Twentieth Century Suppression of Slavery: International Law, Legal Regulation and History”
Today the United Nations observes International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. The day is meant to remind people of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade and give people a chance to think about the historic causes, the methods and the consequences of the slave trade. This day also pays tribute to those who worked hard to abolish slave trade and slavery throughout the world.
7:30 pm - 9 pm
Hebrew Union College, 3101 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220
Join us Thursday, September 24 at the Mayerson Hall on the historic campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC) to enjoy an evening uncovering the secret history of the West End. Local historians and authors will share details and their perspective on one of Cincinnati's oldest and most diverse neighborhoods.
JOURNEY TO FREEDOM TOUR - GRADES: K-2
How do you fit into the story? This experience will take students on an interactive journey through the stories of freedom’s heroes and show how they can make a difference. Students will learn the values of courage, cooperation and perseverance.
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Today is the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Voting Rights Act. The landmark legislation was signed into law by President Johnson during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, just months after the historic Selma to Montgomery march.