Venue Details

238 Star Starred
Ford's Theatre
at E St NW 511 Tenth Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20004
202-347-4833
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http://fords.org/event/dr-edna-medford-and-1776

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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.