Events

Join us as historian Sarah Coleman recounts the numerous battles over US immigrants’ rights since 1965―and how these conflicts reshaped access to education, employment, civil liberties, and more.   The 1965 Hart-Celler Act transformed the American immigration system by abolishing national quotas in favor of a seemingly egalitarian approach. But subsequent demographic shifts resulted in […]

Join us as historian Dorothy Sue Cobble highlights the twentieth-century feminists who fought for the rights of women, workers, and the poor, both in the United States and abroad.   For the Many: American Feminists and the Global Fight for Democratic Equality presents an inspiring look at how U.S. women and their global allies pushed […]

On Juneteenth

March 24, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us as the essential, sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history, is told by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Texas native, Annette Gordon-Reed.   Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, On Juneteenth provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins […]

Join us as author Stephanie D. Hinnershitz recasts the forced removal and incarceration of approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II as a history of prison labor and exploitation.   Following Franklin Roosevelt’s 1942 Executive Order 9066, which called for the exclusion of potentially dangerous groups from military zones along the West Coast, the […]