John Stauffer, Professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University, has arranged for the participation of a group of graduate students to attend the kick-off colloquium, “Liberty and Slavery: The Civil War between Gerrit Smith and George Fitzhugh.” They expressed interest in attending the event, according to Professor Stauffer, and Harvard University promptly responded with support.  They will join undergraduate classes from Colgate University and Hamilton College at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, beginning on Thursday night, 10 April.  Professor Stauffer, a prize-winning author on the history of abolitionism, will be delivering the keynote address:  “Gerrit Smith and the Ambiguities of Social Reform.”

We welcome these young scholars and look forward to their participation in the events.