Paul Finkelman will present “The
Hidden History of Civil Rights in the North,” a public lecture to celebrate Black History Month and the 209th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. This lecture takes place on Tuesday, February 20, at 6:15 p.m. in room 225 of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, and is part of the IUP History Undergraduate Conference.
Finkelman received his doctoral in history from the University of Chicago and was Fellow in Law and Humanities at Harvard Law School. He is currently the president of Gratz College and the Fulbright research chair in Human Rights and Social Justice,
University of Ottawa, Canada. As a specialist in American legal History, African American history and law, American Civil War, and Emancipation, he is the author of more than 200 journal articles and 40 books, including the most recently published, Supreme
Injustice: Slavery in America's Highest Court (Harvard University Press, 2017).
Lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and reception.
Sponsors of this lecture include: