Emancipation Proclamation Discussion
2/12/2013, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: War Memorial Auditorium (Directions)
2013 marks the 150th anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation, and to honor this occasion the University Chaplain's Office, along with Vanderbilt University;s Legislative Affairs and Public Affairs, will host a panel discussion in War Memorial Auditorium, Tuesday, Feb. 12, (Abraham Lincoln's birthday), at 3:30 p.m.
University Chaplain, Rev. Mark Forrester will moderate a panel to discuss the meaning and legacy of the Emancipation Proclamation when the actual historical document will be in Nashville at Tennessee's State Museum on February 12, 2013 - President Abraham Lincoln's birthday.
The four panelists will be: Dr. Richard Blackett, Andrew Jackson Professor of History at Vanderbilt; Dr. Dennis Dickerson, James Lawson Professor of History at Vanderbilt; Dr. Richard Land, President of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; and Rev. Becca Stevens, Episcopal Affiliated Chaplain at Vanderbilt, Pastor of St. Augustine's Chapel and Founder of Magdalene & Thistle Farms.
The program will run approximately an hour, with a reception to follow, is free to the public.
The document rarely leaves the National Archives in Washington, D.C., but will travel as part of the National Archives' multimedia exhibit Discovering the Civil War. The exhibit will open on February 12, 2013 (Lincoln's birthday) and continue through September 2013.The manuscript will only be visible to the public at intervals during a to-be-determined six-day period in 2013 to mark the document's 150th anniversary.