Odyssey summer: The United States Supreme Court and Slavery

The most well-known Supreme Court case involving slavery was that of Dred Scott. Because of the denial of citizenship to African Americans, it is today considered the most outrageous decision ever made by the court. But at the time, though the decision was denounced, there were other more important factors, i.e., the issue of due process and the holding that the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional. But Dred Scott was only one of five cases in which the court faced the issue of slavery, starting with the Antelope case in 1825. The lecture will discuss these cases and the full ramifications of Dred Scott. It will also include a discussion of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

910.862.01 Zooom Date: Wednesday, July 29, 1 to 3 p.m. Cost: $35 (1 session)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% remission; spouse for 50%. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. For registration details, send a message to odyssey@jhu.edu or contact 410-516-8516 and leave a message for the registrar.