Black History and Conservative Principles
October 1-2, 2004


Friday, October 1
4:00 - 6:00 Registration
5:15 - 6:00 Scholarship Orientation
6:00 - 7:00 Reception
7:00 - 9:00 Dinner
Midge Decter, The Heritage Foundation, Chairman
Bill Campbell, Secretary, Welcome to Philadelphia
Speaker Introduction for Shelby Steele
Shelby Steele, The Hoover Institution
Saturday, October 2
8:30 - 10:00 Twists and Turns in Black History
Jay Parker, The Lincoln Institute, Chairman
Mark Malvasi, Randolph-Macon College, Upheaval Apart
William B. Allen, Michigan State University, Rethinking Uncle Tom: Wrong Turns in Black History
Herman Belz, University of Maryland, Race and Identity Politics: Confusions Compounded
10:15 - 11:45 The Uneasy Case for Elites and Excellence
Ken Masugi, The Claremont Institute, Chairman
Steven D. Ealy, Liberty Fund, Inc., Agrarian Reflections on Civil Rights
Peter Schramm, Ashland University, Booker T. Washington, Citizens, and the American Standard
Lucas Morel, Washington & Lee University, The Diversity of American Individualism in Ralph Ellison
12:00 - 1:30 Luncheon - The Uniqueness of the Civil Rights Movement
Bruce P. Frohnen, Ave Maria School of Law, Chairman
Wilfred McClay, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
2:00 - 3:30 Political Economy and Black History
Richard W. Rahn, Discovery Institute, Chairman
David M. Levy, Center for Public Choice
Walter E. Williams, George Mason University
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 - 5:30 Where Do We Go From Here?
Lee H. Walker, The New Coalition, Chairman
Barbara J. Elliott, Center for Renewal
Abigail Thernstrom, Manhattan Institute
Carol Swain, Vanderbilt University
Stephan Thernstrom, Harvard University