Frederick Douglass Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference

Frederick Douglass Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference

In Collaboration with The American Democracy Project

Constitutional Freedoms 13th Annual Frederick Douglass Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference
Constitutional Freedoms
May 2 to 3, 2013
Kehr Union Building

» Call for Papers: Open to all undergraduate students. Students are encouraged to interpret the topic broadly and from any discipline. Send proposals to by April 15.

Other conference highlights include:

  • Keynote Address on Human Trafficking by Ken Marsh, director of the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation and descendant of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington
  • Faculty and Student panel exploring “Post-Racial” America
  • Constitutional Freedoms Film Series:
      All the President’s Men, Feb. 21 — Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman play Woodward and Bernstein, the intrepid newspaper reporters who broke open the Watergate scandal and toppled a President.

      Amistad, March 6 — Based on the historical incident in 1839 of a group of 45 slaves who took over their ship, the Amistad, and wound up in Connecticut. . . . It is also the story of the United States of America headed toward civil war, the story of petty politics, and a serious debate in front of the supreme court with Anthony Hopkins as John Quincy Adams.

      Milk, March 26 — Based on the true story, Academy Award - winner Sean Penn stars in this stirring celebration of Harvey Milk, a politician and gay rights activist who was assassinated in 1978.

      Recount, April 11 — Two-time Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey stars in this gripping film that explores the human drama surrounding the controversial 2000 presidential election.

      Lincoln, April 29 — Director Steven Spielberg “depicts a career-defining moment in the career of Abraham Lincoln (. . . Daniel Day-Lewis). With the Civil War raging, and the death toll rising, the president focuses his energies on passage of the 13th Amendment.

    All movies shown at 6:15 p.m. in Hartline Science Center G42.

If you have ideas for other types of presentations, please contact:

    Tina Entzminger, Ph.D.
    English Department
    Bloomsburg University
    Bloomsburg, PA 17815
    Phone: 570-389-4432
    Fax: 570-389-3006

Conference Proceedings of student papers will be compiled and distributed after the conference.