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Sent: Monday, October 21, 2013 Subject: Thornbrough lecture October 25 University of Chicago Professor Thomas C. Holt will deliver Butler University's annual Emma Lou Thornbrough Lecture, "The Problem of Freedom: Emancipation's Contested Legacy," at 4:00 p.m. October 25 in the Robertson Hall Johnson Boardroom. Admission is free and open to the public. In this sesquicentennial year of the Emancipation Proclamation, Holt explores the various ways the memory of slavery's destruction informed perceptions of contemporary society and public policy at three moments of commemoration: the 50th anniversary in 1913, the 100th in 1963, and the present. Holt, the James Westfall Thompson Distinguished Service Professor of American and African American History at the University of Chicago, is the author of several seminal works in American race relations, including The Problem of Race in the Twenty-First Century (Harvard 2002), Children of Fire: A History of African Americans (Hill and Wang 2010), and Black over White: Negro Political Leadership in South Carolina during Reconstruction (University of Illinois 1979). He is also the co-author of several works, including Beyond Slavery: Explorations of Race, Labor, and Citizenship in Postemancipation Societies (UNC 2000) with Frederick Cooper and Rebecca Scott. A reception will follow Holt's talk. This event is made possible by the support of the Indiana Association of Historians and through the generous funding of the Ayres Fund. For more information, call (317) 940-9230. --