Before the Civil War — and the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment — colonization schemes and black laws threatened to deport former slaves born in the United States. In a talk, Johns Hopkins University historian Martha S. Jones recovers the story of how African American activists remade national belonging through battles in legislatures, conventions and courthouses. Carmichael Auditorium, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, 85 Waterman Street.
Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America
When: Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm