Sunday, February 27, 2022
in the HistoryMiami Museum Theater
101 West Flagler St
Lincoln, the Civil War, and Native Americans
The Civil War era pit North against South and pro-slavery against anti-slavery factions, and ultimately revolutionized relations between Black and white people – but Native Americans were swept up in the war, too. They chose sides, expressed their own views on the slavery question and served in the armed forces. And on one momentous occasion, a delegation of tribal chiefs made history by meeting in the White House with President Abraham Lincoln.
This conference features renowned panelists and will be moderated by author, Abraham Lincoln scholar and Civil War era political expert Harold Holzer. The discussions will explore the neglected history of Native Americans in the Civil War era.
Our Moderator and Speakers:
Jonathan F. Fanton Director
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
Caroline B. LaPorte. J.D.
Associate Judge at Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
and Judicial Advisor at Seminole Tribe of Florida
Professor, University of Miami School of Law
Alaina B. Roberts, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburg Department of History
Frank J. Williams
Retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island
HMM Members: Free
Symposium Membership Special
Invite a friend to become a member to get free admission and a savings of $15 off the price of membership. All that is needed is the Promo Code Presidential when joining online or at the museum.
The Presidential Symposium is presented with the support of Jean and Bill Soman and David Lawrence, Jr./The Children’s Movement of Florida
Image Credit: Lincoln Recevant Les Indiens Comanches. United States. Original steel engraving, engraved by F. Delannoy, 1866
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