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Proclaiming Emancipation:
The Exhibition. The Conference. The Classroom. The discussion.

The Exhibit
October 15, 2012 to February 18, 2013
The Hatcher Graduate Library
Room 100 Gallery

Sponsored by the Program in Race, Law & History and the William L. Clements Library, in cooperation with the University of Michigan Library. Martha S. Jones and Clayton Lewis, curators.

The Exhibit online.

Proclaiming Emancipation on YouTube

The Conference
Friday, October 26, 2012
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Hatcher Graduate Library Room 100
4 – 6 p.m.: Law School Aikens Commons, Hutchins Hall
Conference Program

Keynote address


The Classroom
Classes and groups are welcome to visit Proclaiming Emancipation. To schedule a visit, please contact Clayton Lewis or Martha Jones.

Currently scheduled visits to the exhibit

The Discussion
Curating for Non-Curators: October 29, 2012

Translating Slavery, Translating Freedom: November 28, 2012 

Proclaiming Emancipation Gallery Talks: January 21, 2013
12:00-1:45 p.m. & 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Gallery in Room 100, Hatcher Graduate Library (Enter from Diag)
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the MLibrary Gallery will host Gallery Talks featuring Proclaiming Emancipation exhibit curators, Martha Jones and Clayton Lewis, as well as student curators.

Curating the Silence: February 7, 2013 

Proclaiming Emancipation is made possible by the support of:
Faith (AB '69) and Stephen (AB '66, JD '69) Brown; the Office of the Vice President for Research; the Department of Afromerican and African Studies; the Understanding Race Theme Semester; the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA); the Rackham Graduate School; the Institute for the Humanities; and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.