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March 19, 2014

Debate considers a “United States of Europe”

By Bill Sullivan

A collegial debate marked the final public session in this week’s Williamsburg-CSIS forum on the future of the European Union. New York Times columnist Roger Cohen moderated the exchange, which considered the motion, “A United States of Europe?”

Jörg Asmussen

Jörg Asmussen, a Social Democrat currently serving as Germany’s deputy labor … Continue Reading »

March 18, 2014

Europe forum draws inspiration in Williamsburg

By Bill Sullivan

“When Americans hear the words ‘United States of Europe,’ we take notice, especially in Williamsburg,” said Colonial Williamsburg Foundation president Colin Campbell in opening yesterday’s four-day discussion on the long-term prospects for European unity. The Williamsburg-CSIS Forum got off to a slushy start on Monday with sessions delayed by winter weather.

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March 12, 2013

Watch New Video: Liberty for Lydia

Declaration of Independence

This live performance explores the Declaration of Independence and the words “All men are created equal.” Katrinah Lewis, Mary Carter, Chris Hull and “Let’s Stay Together” actress Erica Hubbard relate the meaning of freedom to 18th-century African Americans.

Watch now at connect.history.org.

March 6, 2013

Watch archived video from Friday’s webcast

Steadfast Spirits

If you missed Friday’s webcast of “Steadfast Spirits,” it’s not too late to catch the show. Watch archived video of the hour-long broadcast at connect.history.org.

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March 1, 2013

Join us for Friday’s live webcast

American Ideas

Today at noon EDT, WHRV host Barbara Hamm Lee leads American Ideas: Steadfast Spirits. Interpreter Katrinah Lewis portrays free black citizen Lydia Broadnax. Colonial Williamsburg historians Tricia Brooks and Harvey Bakari provide context and insight for this discussion of the advancing rights of African American women throughout history, and the progress yet … Continue Reading »

February 26, 2013

Steadfast Spirits Webcast, Friday 12 p.m. -1 p.m.

Friday March 1, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Colonial Williamsburg CONNECT resumes its webcast series with Steadfast Spirits, a discussion of the ways the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution affect African American women through the Revolution, Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights era.

Submit questions for the webcast now, and they may … Continue Reading »