Dr. Edna Medford on African-Americans & the American Revolution
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The last date listed for Dr. Edna Medford Discussion was Monday May 7, 2012 / 5:00pm.
Currently at Ford's Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $36.00 - $69.00
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The high-stakes world of middle-school spelling competitions takes center stage in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This musical comedy follows six overachieving would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. The hilariously catchy songs capture teenage troubles at their worst from "Woe Is Me" to "I'm Not That Smart." And the contest teaches the valuable lesson that winning isn't the only definition of success. With music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tony Awards in its original run, winning for Best Book. Learn More
Event includes drinks and sandwiches, but does not include a play performance ticket.
More on Dr. Edna Medford
Dr. Medford is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History at Howard University. Specializing in 19th-century African-American history, she also teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in Civil War and Reconstruction, Colonial America, the Jacksonian Era and Comparative Slavery.
Dr. Medford was educated at Hampton Institute (VA), the University of Illinois (Urbana), and the University of Maryland (College Park), where she received her Ph.D. in history. She lectures widely to scholarly and community-based groups and has presented to international audiences on topics from Alexis de Tocqueville to community building among American free blacks in Civil War-era Canada.
Professor Medford was the Director for History of New York’s African Burial Ground Project and edited the project’s history report. She has published more than a dozen articles and book chapters on African-Americans, especially during the era of the Civil War. Her publications include the co-authored work The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views—Social, Political, and Iconographical.