josephreidyMeet a Huskie: Joseph Reidy, M.A. '74, Ph.D. '82 --The Persistant Illusions of Civil War Emancipation

Thursday, Sept. 10


Join esteemed historian Joseph Reidy, M.A. '74, Ph.D. '82, as he shares some of the lessons from his decades of research, and also how his education from NIU prepared him for his academic career. Dr. Reidy's talk, "The Persistent Illusions of Civil War Emancipation," will be illuminating for anyone interested in American history. 

reidy-bookDr. Reidy was recently awarded the 2020 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy by the Columbia University Libraries for his book, “Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery.” He spent over 30 years as a history professor at Howard University before retiring in 2017.

This event is free, but registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed to all participants two days prior to the event.

Event Information

Cost: Free


5:00PM - 6:00PM Thu 10 Sep 2020 ( Timezone: Central )

Virtual Event Instructions:

The zoom link will be emailed to all participants 2 days prior to the event.