Humanities conference Thursday and Friday at Center of Industry and Labor


The Valerie Waksmunski Starr History Across the Humanities Conference will be Thursday and Friday at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor on Wood Street on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The conference is designed for humanities students and anyone interested in the humanities.

The keynote speaker is Leonne Hudson, associate professor of History at Kent State University. His specialty is 19th Century U.S. history and his research interests include the Mexican War and the Civil War era, particularly the military contributions of black troops to the Union effort. Hudson has a research project in progress on the reaction of black soldiers to the death of Abraham Lincoln.

Registration is free for YSU students, $20 for non-YSU students and $30 for non-students.

For information contact Cody Cooper, 330-941-1314 or, or Carmella Cadusale at

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