A Conversation on the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address With Yale Law School Prof. Akhil Amar JD’84/BA’80 at the Underground Railroad Museum in the Belmont Mansion, Fairmont Park
Monday, November 4, 2013 starting at 6:00PM
Professor Akhil Reed Amar teaches law and political science at Yale since 1985. The National Law Journal named him as one of 40 “Rising Stars in the Law” as early as 1995. He has written several books on constitutional issues and his articles have been published by the The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The New Republic, and Slate. He is widely cited by scholars, judges, and lawmakers. The Justices of the Supreme Court have invoked his work in more than twenty cases, and he has testified often before Congress.
The Belmont Mansion played a significant role within the Underground Railroad network. The Mansion was a haven for freedom seekers who came to hide in its attic on their journey toward independence. It now houses a museum dedicated to preserve their stories. The museum is supported by The American Women’s Heritage Society (AWHS) and has been recognized by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the Park Service Network to Freedom Program as an important regional stop on the route to freedom.
Starting at 6:00PM we will gather to watch a short video about the Belmont Mansion and briefly tour the museum. After 6:45PM we will listen to Prof. Amar and have the opportunity to ask questions before an intimate reception. Space is limited so please make your reservations well in advance.
Yale club members are requested a minimum donation of $8 per guest to support Philadelphia’s Underground Railroad Museum. This event is jointly sponsored by the Yale Club of Philadelphia and the regional chapter of the Yale Black Alumni Association.