Art & Architecture Study Series #2 - Lecture by Dr. Douglas Edgerton

2023-2024 Art and Architecture Study Series

The lecture on December 13, 2023 is the second program in the Art & Architecture Series.

Registration Fee:

Individual Lectures (Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Jan. 10): $125 per lecture per person

Lecture Information:

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 10:00 am
HCF Headquarters, 40 East Bay Street, Community Room
Dr. Douglas Edgerton, Professor of History at LeMoyne College

Long after Black abolitionist Denmark Vesey and thirty-four of his followers were hanged in the summer of 1822, his legacy lived on in both the Black and White communities in South Carolina. This talk briefly covers the events of 1822 before moving on to discuss the ways his life was used by abolitionists, proslavery politicians, and northern Civil War recruiters, and how it was contested well into the twenty-first century and still, even with the opening of the International African American Museum, remains unsettled.

Douglas R. Egerton has taught history at Le Moyne College since 1987. He has held visiting appointments at Colgate University, Cornell University, and the University College of Dublin. He is the author of nine books, including the Lincoln Prize co-winner, Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America (2016), and He Shall Go Out Free: The Lives of Denmark Vesey (1999). He is currently finishing a biography of abolitionist-soldier-feminist-poet Thomas Wentworth Higginson. He lives near Syracuse, New York, with his wife, historian Leigh Fought.