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USCHS: Reconstruction Reexamined

May 4, 2018

Annual Symposium Considers 14th Amendment, Impeachment, Civil Rights

April 16, 2018—Washington, DC— The U.S. Capitol Historical Society is proud to announce details regarding its upcoming annual symposium. On May 4, 2018, speakers from across the country will discuss issues arising from congressional action during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period. Reconstructing the Constitution, Remaking Citizenship, and Reconsidering a Presidential Succession will give special attention to the Reconstruction Amendments—especially the Fourteenth Amendment, which was ratified 150 years ago—the impeachment of Pres. Andrew Johnson, and questions of citizenship and civil rights stretching from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.

The symposium will be held in Congressional Meeting Room North (Room 268) of the Capitol Visitor Center (First St NE, Washington, DC 20515) from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Pre-registration through our website, www.uschs.org, is strongly encouraged. Updated program information will be posted to our website when it is available.

Speakers include Brandi C. Brimmer (Morgan State University); Orville Vernon Burton (Clemson University); Gabriel “Jack” Chin (UC Davis School of Law); Paul Finkelman (symposium co-director and president, Gratz College); Alysa Landry (journalist and Gratz College); Mark Summers (University of Kentucky); and Rebecca E. Zietlow (University of Toledo College of Law).

The United States Capitol Historical Society (USCHS), founded in 1962, is chartered by Congress to educate the public on the history and heritage of the U.S. Capitol, its institutions, and the people who have served therein.


May 4, 2018
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United States Capitol Historical Society