The 2018 Walter Harding Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Spencer Crew, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History at George Mason University, on September 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Doty Recital Hall on the campus of SUNY Geneseo.
Dr. Crew’s lecture is titled, “Civil Disobedience, the Underground Railroad, and Thoreau.”
A distinguished public historian, Professor Crew served for six years as president of the National Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and for nine years as director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, where he curated, and wrote the companion volume for, the exhibit Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration 1915–1940 (1987). He is also the author of Black Life in Secondary Cities: A Comparative Analysis of the Black Communities of Camden and Elizabeth, N.J. 1860–1920 (1993) and co-author of both The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden (2002) and Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2002).
The Harding Lecture, which is sponsored by the English department with support from the Office of the Provost and the Office of the President, is free and open to the public.
You can download and print the poster for this lecture.