Birthright Citizens: A History of Race & Rights in Antebellum America

Date & Time
Saturday, November 16, 2019 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location
African American History and Culture Museum
Robert F. Smith Explore Your Family History Center (Level 2)
Event Type
Lectures & Discussions
Cost
Free. Please RSVP to familyhistorycenter@si.edu to attend (limit 2 per person).
No Registration Required
About this Event

Join Martha S. Jones, Ph.D., JD, for a discussion on her award-winning book, Birthright Citizens: A History of Race & Rights in Antebellum America. With a focus on 19th century Baltimore, Birthright Citizens uses archival records and new scholarship to uncover how free blacks influenced the terms of citizenship for all Americans. Jones will explore how African Americans fought for their legal rights through the courts, conventions and legislative process. Jones is a Professor of History and the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Please RSVP to familyhistorycenter@si.edu to attend (limit 2 per person).

Dr. Martha S. Jones walks Museum guests through her award winning book, Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America, during a Saturday lecture in the Robert F. Smith Explore Your Family History Center 

Leah L. Jones/ NMAAHC

Dr. Jones takes questions from the audience following her lecture in the Robert F. Smith Explore Your Family History Center.

Leah L. Jones/NMAAHC

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