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The Thirteenth Amendment and Racial Justice Conference (Saturday, November 9–Sunday, November 10) focuses on the ways that the Thirteenth Amendment can be used in legislation and litigation, or in the context of social movements, to promote racial justice in the United States.

This conference is the third event of the Thirteenth Amendment Project, an interdisciplinary association of scholars of labor, class, race, caste, and poverty at law schools and universities throughout the United States and the wider world.

Please note that Loyola University Chicago’s Constitutional Law Colloquium is taking place on Friday, November 8–Saturday, November 9. We hope that you will be able to take advantage of the opportunity to attend both.

Angola Prison Photo by Alan Lomax, with prisoners in striped uniforms visible though a wire fence, outside a small frame structure. Image from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Alan Lomax, “Prison compound no. 1, Angola, Louisiana. Leadbelly (Huddie Ledbetter) in the foreground,” 1935, photograph, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C., https://lccn.loc.gov/2007660073