On October 16, 1859, abolitionist John Brown led an interracial group of men on a raid on the armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Brown hoped to arm slaves and instigate a slave rebellion. The mission failed, and Brown became a villain in the South, but his trial and execution for treason made him a martyr in the North and inspired one of the United States’ most enduring national hymns.
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As members of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) we are organizing two panels for the AAIHS 4th Annual Conference to be held at the University of Michigan, March 22-23, 2019. The theme is “Black Internationalism: Then & Now.” To apply to these panels, please send a 250 word abstract of your paper, your paper title, name,… MORE
The Society for American Music invites written papers related to the seminar topic “American Music and the Construction of Race: American Revolution to the Civil War ” co-organized by Rhae Lynn Barnes and Glenda Goodman for its 45th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, to be held 20–24 March 2019. All proposals must be submitted via the… MORE