Kentucky State University will host “The Spring Colloquium: On the 150th Anniversary of the 13thAmendment” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at Hathaway Hall 123. The public is invited to attend this discussion.
The event will feature excerpts from the Steven Spielberg film, “Lincoln” followed by a panel discussion featuring KSU associate professors Dr. Cynthia Shelton, Dr. Elgie McFayden, and Dr. Peter A. Smith.
The event’s topic “Were Black People Actually Freed by the 13th Amendment?” will address the abolishment of slavery in 1865. The panelists will discuss how the effects of slavery and of the ensuing history of racism are still present in American society.