Explore the historical legacy of the Reconstruction Era and Freedmen’s Bureau with a scholarly lecture by Dr. Chris Bonner, University of Maryland, College Park. This presentation will be followed by a demo of the Smithsonian Freedmen’s Bureau Transcription Project with Quinton Gregory, University of Maryland, College Park.
Christopher Bonner specializes in African American history, particularly black protest in the early United States. He is at work on a manuscript titled “The Price of Citizenship,” which examines black activists’ efforts to construct American citizenship before the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Partners: PGAAMCC, Banneker-Douglass Museum, Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, Community Co- Creation Lab
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