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Courts in the Classroom > Legal History Lecture Series > The Northwest Ordinance, Slavery, and Indiana The Northwest Ordinance, Slavery, and Indiana

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The Indiana Supreme Court held a free CLE event, "The Northwest Ordinance, Slavery, and Indiana," on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm.

This is a free CLE event sponsored by the Indiana Supreme Court Legal History Series with support from the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education.

In addition, special sponsors for this CLE include Division of Historic Preservation, DNR; Indiana Historical Bureau; Indiana Women's History Association through a matching grant from the Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities; Pendleton Community Library South Madison Underground Railroad Committee; Friends of the Indiana State Archives.

It has been assigned course number 142229 for 1.5 hours.  Registration will be completed at the door.

About the Event

The program will examine the presence of the institution of slavery in Indiana despite its prohibition by both the Northwest Ordinance and the Indiana Constitution.  The speakers are Professor Paul Finkelman of Albany Law School and Dani Pfaff of the Indiana Historical Bureau.  They will discuss the topic of slavery in Indiana with a special emphasis on new details about the case of State v. Lasselle.

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