Presented as part of the eight-part "Great Evenings in the Great Hall" series, the 6:30 PM evening will pay tribute to the 150th anniversary of abolitionism. Professor Eric Foner will introduce the event, which will include songs performed by the New York City Labor Chorus. Readings and reenactments from the era will be presented by Feldon, Squerciati (To Be or not To Be) and Strathairn (Conversations in Tusculum) as well as Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts and novelist Thulani Davis.
Additional evenings in the series include Electoral Politics (May 19), Worker's Rights (Sept. 17), Science and Technology (Oct. 15), Women's Suffrage and Women's Rights (Nov. 19), Art and Literature (Dec. 1), Radical Politics (Jan. 21, 2010) and Abraham Lincoln in The Great Hall (Feb. 25, 2010).
The evening is free and open to the public. Cooper Union's Great Hall is located at 7 East 7th Street at Third Avenue in Manhattan.