How House Museums Discuss Slavery

Rebecca Koenig speaks to the Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia on February 9, 2016, at the Fort McNair Officers' Club in Washington D.C. 

About the Speaker: 
The Round Table is pleased to announce a new feature to its monthly meetings: a short opening presentation about new research in the field of Civil War history. 

In February, 2016, the Round Table welcomed and introduced Rebecca Koenig, a reporter for "The Chronicle of Philanthropy," a national daily news outlet that covers the nonprofit sector.  Ms. Koenig studied English and early American history at the College of William & Mary, where she received the Lord Botetourt Medal, awarded to the senior most distinguished in scholarship.  

Ms. Koenig speaks about her paper based on research conducted in the summer of 2010 using a William & Mary academic grant.  An excerpt of her paper, "Interpreting Race, Slavery, and Servanthood At Urban Antebellum House Museums," was published in the James Blair Historical Review (2, no. 2011 (2011), 69-89).

Additional information about Ms. Koenig is available at 

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