Friday night Meet the Speakers program

The Stephen Dill Lee Institute wishes to thank our host Camp, the Nathan Bedford Forrest Camp #3 of Chatanooga, Tennessee, for hosting our annual conference. The Forrest Camp has arranged for our Meet the Speakers Party on Friday night beginning at 7pm at the hotel. All of our scheduled speakers plan on attending and meeting with our registrants. We are pleased to have Chickamauga Park Historian John Ogden as a speaker. His topic will be "Stephen Dill Lee and his involvement in the Chickamauga National Park". Stephen Dill Lee was one of the principal founders of the National Park.

Speakers Schedule

It is my pleasure to announce the scheduling of the 2013 Stephen Dill Lee Institute in St. Augustine, Florida, at the Renaissance Hotel on February 1-2.
Hosting the event will be the Florida Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. It is the aim of the Institute to examine the ramifications of the Emancipation Proclamation from an academic perspective which truly differs from prevailing contemporary mainstream dogma..

The 2013 Stephen Dill Lee Institute will be held in one of the most famous and historic Southern cities, St. Augustine, Florida, at the fabulous Renaissance World Golf Village and Resort on February 1-2, 2013. The hotel offers rates of $119 per night with free parking. The hotel is the home of the World Golf Hall of Fame and offers two championship golf courses, The KingĀ & Bear and The Slammer & Squire, for our attendees who might wish to play a round or two while not attending our lectures.

Please join us and our outstanding faculty for a one of a kind academic experience on February 1-2, 2013. We will soon have our website up and running with event and hotel information. Thanks for supporting our efforts.

We are pleased to announce our speakers for the Institute:

Donald Livingston -- "How the North Failed to Respond to the Moral Challenge of Slavery"

Thomas Moore -- "The War of Emancipation 150 Years Later: How's that Working Out for You?"

Kirkpatrick Sale -- "Emancipation Hell: The Disaster the Emancipation Proclamation Wrought"

Marshall De Rosa
-- "Emancipation in the Confederacy: What the Ruling Class doesnt want you to know and why"

Ryan S. Walters -- "The Powers of a Usurper: Northern Opposition to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation"

Brion McClanahan -- "Democracy, Liberty, Equality: Lincoln's American Revolution"


9am Brion McClanahan
10am Ryan S Walters
11am Marshall DeRosa
Noon till 1pm Lunch
1pm Kirkpatrick Sale
2pm Thomas Moore
3pm Question and Answer session
4:30-6pm Cash Bar
6pm Banquet The Banquet Speaker will be Donald Livingston
6:30pm Party The Meet the Speakers Party hosted by the Florida Division on FRIDAY night begins

Meet the Speakers Party on Friday, February 1st
Activities begin at 7pm on Friday, February 1st, beginning at 7pm.with our annual Meet the Speakers Party hosted by the Florida Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. This gives our attendees the opportunity to meet our Institute scholars on a relaxed and informal basis.As an added attraction, we are pleased to have Mr. Keith Kohl of Ocala, Florida, to present his views on St. Augustine during the War Between the States. Mr. Kohl is a well respected living historian who has spoken throughout Florida and around the world. He is also the author of Florida's Civil War Years.

There is no cost for the Meet the Speakers Party but the Institute encourages attendees to make a voluntary $25 contribution to help the Institute provide scholarships to deserving teachers and students.

Anyone who has ever attended a Stephen Dill Lee Institute meeting has come away with a newfound understanding of American history. Please mark your calendar for February 1-2, 2013, and join us in St. Augustine,.

If you have a question please contact Brag Bowling at 804-389-3620.