Lincoln Prize Winner James Oakes, on the Emancipation Proclamation

Oakes Poster_tnJoin the Summersell Center on Thursday, April 11, 2013, when James Oakes will be offering a talk entitled “The Emancipation Proclamation: Myths and Realities,” in commemoration of the proclamation’s 150th anniversary. Professor Oakes is Distinguished Professor of History at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York, and is a two-time winner of the Lincoln Prize, including for his most recent book, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865. His talk will take place in Smith Hall 205 on the University of Alabama campus at 5:30, and will be followed by a small reception and a book signing.