Paradis Talk: Role of African Americans in Harpers Ferry Raid, Feb. 21

By schwartzsa | February 11, 2011

Dr. James Paradis, Adjunct Professor of History, recently published a review of a new book, The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign; June- July 1863, by Scott L. Mingus Sr. (Louisiana State University Press). The review appears in the Feb. 2011 issue of the Journal of Southern History (Rice University).

Concurrent with his editorial review, Paradis has a series of speaking engagements scheduled for the month of February. On Monday, Feb. 21, Paradis gives a talk, “The Role of African Americans in John Brown’s 1859 Raid on Harpers Ferry” at Arcadia University from 5-7 p.m. in the Chat.

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, at the La Mott Community Center, La Mott, Pa., Paradis takes part in a talk on “Black History: Not Just a Month—But the Past, Present and Future” by Michael Coard, Attorney and Activist. In association with Citizens for the Restoration of Historic La Mott (CROHL), the event will focus on African American history and heritage. Paradis will offer comments on the unrestored engraving of Henry Clay’s speech to the Senate, on display courtesy of CROHL, the Camp William Penn Museum and the National Trust for Historical Preservation. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit or call 215-885-2258.

Paradis participates in the Union Civil War Round Table on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Union Library of Hatboro, Hatboro, Pa. His talk will address the emancipation policies of Abraham Lincoln and the ways in which enlisting black troops led to an increase of violence in the American Civil War. Call 215-672-1420 for more information.