The University of California, Irvine Program in African American Studies presents a two-day conference entitled "Dred Scott: Citizenship, the Human, and the Political A/Effect of Racial Blackness."
The Dred Scott conference seeks to interrogate the cultural, historical, and political terms by which the US Supreme Court in 1857, in what is considered its most controversial ruling, disposes of African American populations in the emerging US national configuration so as to exclude African Americans juridically and therefore, definitely, from the civic term of the US Federal Compact.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, March 9
9:30 AM -- Human Being: Legality and Citizenship
1:30 PM -- Dred Scott and Hemispheric Blackness
Saturday, March 10
9:30 AM -- Intimacies of the Dred Scott Case
1:00 PM -- Keynote Address
Date: Friday, March 09, 2007
Time: 9:15 AM - 2:00 PM
Humanities Instructional Building 135
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
Cost: Free and open to the public; check with the department about parking arrangements.
Program in African American Studies at University of California, Irvine
Sponsor(s): University of California, Irvine Program in African American Studies; co-sponsored by The International Center for Writing and Translation, UCI Humanities Center.