Dr. Michael Perri, associate professor of history at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, will present a SuperLecture on “Perspectives on Race and Slavery in the Early 1860s” on Thursday, March 2, at 9:30 a.m. in University Center 217 on the A&M-Texarkana campus, 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas.
In his lecture, Dr. Perri will examine Alexander Stephens’ “Slavery and the Confederacy” (1861) and B.M. Palmer, M.J. Raphall and Henry Ward Beecher’s “Fast Day Sermons” (1861).
PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. This year’s theme is “Race and Ethnicity.”