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Opening Ceremony

Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation Exhibition

Monday, October 15, 2012
12:30  to 1:25 p.m., Hillwood Commons Lecture Hall, LIU Post
Public invited. Free admission.

  • Master of Ceremonies – Dr. Paul Forestell, Provost, LIU Post
  • Honor Guard – 67th New York Regiment
  • Welcome – Dr. David J. Steinberg, President, LIU
  • Remarks – Dr. John B. King, Jr., Commissioner of Education of the State of New York
  • Musical Performance – Harris Becker, guitarist, and Barbara Fusco, soloist, LIU Post Department of Music
  • Remarks – Andrew Jackson, Executive Director, Langston Hughes Library – Remarks: "America's Slaves and The Emancipation Proclamation:  A Mind Revolution."
  • Musical Performance – Terry Cook, bassist
  • Closing Remarks – Dr. Paul Forestell