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Woodrow Wilson's Legacy on Race

Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
A Scott Berg ’71, American Biographer- Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders, Rutgers-Chad Williams Ph.D. '04, Assoc. Prof. & Chair, Dept. of African and Afro-American Studies, Brandeis - Eric Yellin Ph.D. '07, Assoc. Prof. of History, U. of Richmond
Sponsor: 

This event is co-sponsored with the Seely G. Mudd Manuscript Library.

Princeton’s Seely G. Mudd Manuscript Library

The contested legacy of Woodrow Wilson will be the focus of a panel discussion on Friday, April 8, 2016, 4:30 p.m., in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. A public reception in the Bernstein Gallery will follow the discussion.

The panel talk, which is co-sponsored with the Seely G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton, is being held in conjunction with an art exhibit in Bernstein Gallery and intended to provide an educational and panoramic view of the many aspects of Woodrow Wilson’s life and career. The exhibit is officially open to the public on April 4 and runs through Oct. 28.

Panelists include:

  • A. Scott Berg ’71, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer; author, “Wilson”
  • Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Rutgers University
  • Eric Yellin Ph.D. '07, associate professor of history and American studies, University of Richmond; author, “Racism in the Nation’s Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson's America”
  • Chad Williams Ph.D. '04, associate professor and chair, Department of African and Afro-American Studies, Brandeis University; author, “Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era”

We will be streaming the event online on the School's YouTube channel and on the University's website.

The exhibit encourages participation through the use of the #RevisitWilson hashtag.

If you have media questions about the event or exhibit, please contact Elisabeth Donahue at edonahue@princeton.edu or 609-258-5988.

NOTE: ALL MEDIA MUST REGISTER AT brhuber@princeton.edu PRIOR TO EVENT. UNAUTHORIZED VIDEO AND/OR AUDIO TAPING PROHIBITED.