Northwestern University

Feb
13
Tue 4:30 PM

The Declaration of Independence: An American Dream Revisited -Reggie Williams

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM  

Where: Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jenae Gurley   847.491.7256

Group: Alice Millar Chapel

Category: Religious

Description:

By the time the U.S. was birthed as a nation, people of African descent had been enslaved on the continent for over 100 years, and yet the founders could write, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” How did the founders make sense of the apparent contradiction between their practice of slavery and their high regard for freedom? What are the implications of that contradiction for us, today? What does it mean to be human? ────
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