“Citizenship Before Birthright: The Puzzle of Free African Americans Prior to the 14th Amendment” | National Humanities Center | Page: Literary Related | Indy Week

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“Citizenship Before Birthright: The Puzzle of Free African Americans Prior to the 14th Amendment”

When: Thu., Nov. 7, 5 p.m. 2013

Martha Jones explores the history of citizenship in the US in the era before the Fourteenth Amendment, when free African Americans generated a pointed set of questions about who could be a citizen & what rights attached to them. Jones is associate chair of the Department of Afroamerican & African Studies at Michigan.

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