Lowell Lecture

Being American: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark & Vanessa Lopez

Date & Time

Nov. 3, 2016 at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108
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Presenting Organization

Old South Meeting House



Co-Presented by Boston Asian American Film Festival, Chinese Historical Society of New England, Groundwork Lawrence, the National Park Service, Old South Meeting House, and Roxbury International Film Festival

6:00 pm - Film Screening of 14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark & Vanessa Lopez 7:15 pm - Panel Discussion Who has the right to be an American citizen? The Fourteenth Amendment states, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” View the film 14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark & Vanessa Lopez, which tells the stories of American families who changed history by advocating for citizen rights of people born in the United States, and considers issues of citizenship rights today. Then take part in a dynamic discussion with a distinguished panel on implications for immigrant communities on the eve of a Presidential election. This program is made possible in part with funding from the Lowell Institute. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, registration requested at http://osmhnov3-16.bpt.me