Independence Hall
Black History and Conservative Principles
October 1-2, 2004
Westin Philadelphia Hotel

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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

Shelby Steele, The Hoover Institution


8:30 - 10:00 Twists and Turns in Black History

Jay Parker, The Lincoln Institute, Chairman

William B. Allen, Michigan State University, Rethinking Uncle Tom: Wrong Turns in Black History

Mark Malvasi, Randolph-Macon College, Upheaval Apart

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

Peter Schramm, Ashland University, Booker T. Washington, Citizens, and the American Standard

Steven D. Ealy, Liberty Fund, Inc., Agrarian Reflections on Civil Rights

Lucas Morel, Washington & Lee University,
The Diversity of American Individualism in Ralph Ellison


12:00 - 1:30 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

Abigail Thernstrom, Manhattan Institute

Stephan Thernstrom, Harvard University

Carol Swain, Vanderbilt University

Barbara J. Elliott, Center for Renewal