Lewis Henry Morgan at 200: The Legacies of a Nineteenth-Century Aurora Scholar

When:
June 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
2019-06-02T14:00:00-04:00
2019-06-02T14:15:00-04:00
Cost:
Free
Contact:
315-364-5437

Illustrated presentation by Robert J. Foster, Professor of Anthropology, University of Rochester

Lewis Henry Morgan (1818-1881) was born in Aurora, NY and became a distinguished Rochester attorney and businessman who served two terms in the New York State Legislature. He was also an internationally known scholar who corresponded with Charles Darwin, influenced Karl Marx, and established the fields of anthropology and archeology in the United States. In 1931, a Democrat and Chronicle article hailed Morgan as “Rochester’s most distinguished man of science.”  Today, however, Morgan is hardly remembered in the city that he once called home. What are Morgan’s legacies and how might they be appreciated today?