History Matters Speakers

“Dimensions of Freedom in 19th Century America”


Keynote Address:

Dr. Eric Foner (Columbia University) – “The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Forged a Constitutional Revolution”

Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. Richard Bailey (San Jacinto College)

Dr. John Barr (Lone Star College)

Dr. Brian Jordon (Sam Houston State University)

Dr. Raúl A. Ramos (University of Houston)

Dr. Fay Yarbrough (Rice University) – “Uncertain Freedom:  Choctaw Freedpeople in Indian Territory in the Aftermath of the Civil War”

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2019 Organizing Committee

Lee Benjamins, Andrew Chau, Art Fitz-Gerald, John Gillespie, Cody Pogue, Doug Simmons, and Monica Yancey