Schedule

Monday, March 10
9:30 a.m. – “From the Emancipation Proclamation and Gettysburg Address to the March on Washington”

Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center
President David L. Boren will open the session and introduce Vernon Burton, Director Clemson CyberInstitute, Creativity Professor Humanities, and Professor of History and Computer Science at Clemson University.
Question-and-answer period to follow.

10:30 a.m. – “Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural”

Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center
Ronald White, Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles
Question-and-answer period to follow.

Noon – (Luncheon Address) “Visualizing the Civil War: Three American Artists”

Molly Shi Boren Ballroom, Oklahoma Memorial Union
President Boren will introduce luncheon speaker John Wilmerding, professor of American art at Princeton University.

2 p.m. – “U.S. Grant at the Civil War Sesquicentennial”

Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center
Joan Waugh, Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles
Question-and-answer period to follow.

3 p.m. – “Lincoln’s Four Roads to Emancipation”

Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center
Allen Guelzo, director of Civil War Studies, Gettysburg University
Question-and-answer period to follow.

4 p.m. – “Freedom in America and Civic Education”

Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center
Discussion with all speakers moderated by Kyle Harper, Director of the Institute for American Constitutional Heritage and recipient of the James Henry Breasted Prize.
Question-and-answer period to follow.

6:30 p.m. – (Dinner Address) “Where Did Freedom Come From?”

Dinner, Molly Shi Boren Ballroom, Oklahoma Memorial Union
President Boren will introduce Ed Ayers, one of the nation’s leading scholars on the history of the American South, and president of Richmond University.