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Race and the American Story Zoomposium 2020
When: March 20-21
Where: Via Zoom Technology
About the Zoomposium: Each year, students and faculty in the course can participate in a two-day symposium. Rather than cancel the program planned for Mach 20-21 at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN, this year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we re-imagined it into a series of discussions to convene via Zoom technology. Among the contributing faculty for the Zoomposium will be Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf, co-authors of the New York Times Bestseller “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination.
Future planned locations for our symposium include Washington, D.C., St. Louis, and New Orleans. And, of course, Memphis.
Inaugural Race and the American Story Symposium
In April 2019, 40 students and 4 faculty members representing each of the three founding partner institutions participated in the first annual symposium held on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe. Our keynote speaker was Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the National Book Award-winning historical work Stamped from the Beginning.