Please update your web browser or disable Compatibility View.

Race, Law and (In)Justice: Commemorating and Remembering the Dred Scott Decision after 150 Years

October 8, 2007
Gorecki Dining and Conference
College of Saint Benedict

Schedule of Events

  • 1:00 – 2:15:  Slavery and Race in Minnesota and the United States
    • Chair:
      Julie Davis, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University
    • Annette Atkins, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, “Dred Scott in Time and Place
    • Christopher Lehman, St. Cloud State University, “St. Cloud Slavery and the Dred Scott Decision
    • Jeffrey Mullins, St. Cloud State University, “Hold Him Then to Be a Man":  Race, Moral Responsibility, and the Law in the Antebellum North”
  • 2:30 – 4:00:  The Dred Scott Decision and American National Politics
    • Chair:
      Philip Kronebusch, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University
    • Neal Allen, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, “An Evil, Yet Helpful Decision:  Dred Scott, The Supreme Court and Stimulating Political Change
    • Eugene Garver, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, “Dred Scott and Constitutional Theory
    • James Read, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, “Why Were North and South Willing to Risk Civil War Over a Handful of Slaves in the Territories
    • Jenny Wahl, Carleton College, "Stay East, Young Man?  Market Repercussions of the Dred Scott Decision"
  • 4:15 – 5:30: Student Panel: Perspectives on Race, Law, History and Justice
    • Chair:
      Matt Lindstrom, College of St. Benedict and St. John's University
    • Bibi Abdullah, College of St. Benedict
    • Ryan Majerus, St. John’s University
    • Jacqueline Murillo, College of St. Benedict
    • Shenmei Qiao, College of St. Benedict
  • 5:45 – 6:45:  Dinner
    Invitees:  Presenters, Keynote Speaker, other faculty and community members by invitation
  • 7:00 – 8:15:  Keynote Address
    William Green, Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools & Adjunct Professor at Augsburg College

Sponsored by the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement.