“Last Best, Hope:” Citizenship, Statesmanship & American History
Seminar for Secondary Teachers & the Public
November 8-10, 2019
Radisson Hotel and Rochester Institute of Technology
Co-sponsored by: the Center for Statesmanship, Law, and Liberty at RIT, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, and The Bill of Rights Institute
Audience: The seminar will include 30 secondary teachers throughout the country
- The events of Friday evening and the keynote on Saturday will be open to students, high-school teachers in the Greater Rochester area and the public.
Readings: (Readings & Books will be provided or posted on line)
- Caleb Bingham, The Columbian Orator edited by David Blight. New York: New York University Press, 1998.
- Wilfred McClay, Land of Hope. New York: Encounter, 2019.
- Mary Grabar, Debunking Howard Zinn. Regnery, 2019
Friday Nov. 8:
Invited Guest Dinner: 5 p.m.
Panel Discussion (Open to the public): 7: 00 p.m. – Teaching American History (Location: Radisson) Mary Grabar on Debunking Howard Zinn and panel: Mary Grabar, Robert Paquette, Joe Fornieri, Daly
Saturday Nov. 9:
Breakfast: 8 a.m. (Location: Radisson)
Session 1: Frederick Douglass, 8: 30-10:00. The Columbian Orator (Radisson).
Discussion Leaders: Tony Williams & Joe Fornieri
Session 2: Susan B. Anthony, 10: 15-11: 45 (Location: Radisson) Discussion Leader: Emily Krichbaum
Lunch: 12-1 p.m.
Visit: 1-4 p.m. Visit to the Susan B. Anthony House and Mt. Hope Cemetery
Dinner: 5-6: 30p.m.
Keynote Address (Open to the public): 7-9 p.m. Wilfred McClay. “Land of Hope” (Location: RIT Campus)
Book-Signing with Wilfred McClay and Mary Grabar immediately following the keynote address.
Sunday Nov. 10:
Breakfast: No events planned