“Last Best, Hope:” Citizenship, Statesmanship & American History
Seminar for Secondary Teachers & the Public
November 8-10, 2019
Radisson Hotel and Rochester Institute of Technology

Co-sponsored by: the Center for Statesmanship, Law, and Liberty at RIT, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, and The Bill of Rights Institute

Audience:  Secondary teachers throughout the country

  • The events of Friday evening and the keynote on Saturday open to students, high-school teachers in the Greater Rochester area and the public.

Readings:  (Readings & Books will be provided or posted on line)

  • Caleb Bingham, The Columbian Orator edited by David Blight. New York: New York University Press, 1998.
  • Wilfred McClay, Land of Hope. New York: Encounter, 2019.
  • Mary Grabar, Debunking Howard Zinn. Regnery, 2019

Tentative Schedule

Friday Nov. 8:

Invited Guest Dinner:  5 p.m.

Panel Discussion (Open to the public):  7: 00 p.m. – Teaching American History (Location:  Radisson)                                                                                          Mary Grabar on Debunking Howard Zinn and panel: Mary Grabar, Robert Paquette, Joe Fornieri, Daly

Saturday Nov. 9:

Breakfast:  8 a.m.  (Location: Radisson)

Session 1: Frederick Douglass, 8: 30-10:00. The Columbian Orator (Radisson).

Discussion Leaders: Tony Williams & Joe Fornieri

Session 2: Susan B. Anthony, 10: 15-11: 45 (Location: Radisson) Discussion Leader: Emily Krichbaum

Lunch: 12-1 p.m.

Visit: 1-4 p.m. Visit to the Susan B. Anthony House and Mt. Hope Cemetery

Dinner:  5-6: 30p.m.

Keynote Address (Open to the public):  7-9 p.m. Wilfred McClay. “Land of Hope” (Location: RIT Campus)

Book-Signing with Wilfred McClay and Mary Grabar immediately following the keynote address.

Sunday Nov. 10:

Breakfast: No events planned