Sinha to deliver Schonberger Peace and Justice Lecture March 9

Manisha Sinha, award-winning author and renowned expert in the history of slavery and abolition, and Civil War Reconstruction, will deliver the University of Maine’s 2021 Howard B. Schonberger Peace and Justice Lecture via Zoom at 5:15 p.m. on March 9. 

Sinha’s presentation, “The Abolitionist Origins of Reconstruction” will trace the roots of transformational constitutional changes implemented during Reconstruction. Her nonlinear approach will reveal how black citizenship became a legislative centerpiece after the Civil War and how that history connects to today’s Black Lives Matter movement.  

The annual Howard B. Schonberger Peace and Social Justice Lecture honors Schonberger’s legacy as a UMaine professor of history and an activist scholar before his death in 1991. At UMaine, his interests included U.S. foreign policy during war and periods of colonialism and imperialism, and the struggles for democracy and democratic socialism at home and abroad. 

Participants can join Sinha’s Zoom presentation, which is part of the Spring 2021 History Symposium Series, by logging in with password 391122. 

For more information, or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Mary Freeman,