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Women Against Slavery: Then and Now (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Women abolitionists have always faced opposition, but they have persevered. The author will highlight the valiant work of several women abolitionists past and present. Janet Willen is co-author with Marjorie Gann of Speak a Word for Freedom: Women against Slavery and Five Thousand Years of Slavery, both published by Tundra Books. Speak a Word for […]


⭐ Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition (New York Public Library) – VIRTUAL

righ About this Event Join us for the launch of Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition, a comprehensive collection “that should be required reading in history and literature courses,” writes Kirkus. Edited by Dr. Michelle Commander, curator and associate director of the Lapidus Center, with a foreword by then Schomburg […]


⭐ Historical Perspectives on Slavery in Maryland and Washington DC (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

James H. Johnston from Montgomery History discusses how slavery in the Washington D.C. area evolved differently from other areas, due to the crops being grown, and the diverse nature of Washington. Slavery in the Washington area was different. It began the same – in the late 1600s – but it […]


Historically Speaking: Four Hundred Souls – A Conversation With Ibram Kendi and Keisha N. Blain (Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

  Renowned scholars Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire have assembled 90 extraordinary writers to document the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present. Entitled Four Hundred Souls, each contributor writes about a five-year period of 400 years of […]


⭐ Slavery and The Constitution’s Three-Fifths Clause Compromise (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join University of Maryland historian Richard Bell for a deep dive into the darkest corners of the 1787 federal Constitution and its infamous Three-Fifths Clause. Richard Bell is a professor of history at the University of Maryland. He is the author of Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their […]