ALBC Town Hall – Detroit, MI
Lincoln’s Legacy: Race, Freedom & Equality of Opportunity
April 20, 2009
The ALBC partnered with the Henry Ford Museum. Following the town hall, forums were held a couple of days later at satellite sites, shot by WTVS, and edited into a special program which aired April 28th. The conveners worked closely with the Charles Wright Museum in Detroit, the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn and the Plymouth Historical Museum in Plymouth, which hosted town halls specifically for their regular patrons to view the main panel discussion that was held at the Henry Ford Museum.
Dr. John Stauffer, Professor of English and African American Studies, Harvard University and author, Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
Adam Green, associate professor of history at the University of Chicago whose work has focused on African American and U.S. history and comparative racial politics, moderated. Musical guest Mosaic Youth Group performed.
The ALBC Town Hall Series is made possible with support from the Fetzer Institute.
Detroit Town Hall Co-Conveners
The ALBC would like to thank the following co-conveners for their support in making the Detroit town hall a success.
- Arab American National Museum
- Charles Wright Museum
- Detroit Urban League
- The Henry Ford
- Michigan Dept. of Civil Rights and Michigan Civil Rights Commission
- Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion
- NAACP, Detroit Chapter
- New Detroit
- University of Michigan-Dearborn
- WTVS (Metro Detroit’s Public Television Station)