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Slavery and Freedom in American History and Memory
Calendar of Events

"The Freed Slave," by Francesco Pezzicar (Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper)

The Revolution Gone Backward: The Memory of Reconstruction in African American Thought
Shawn Alexander

Location: ACES Professional Development Center

Date: April 26, 2007
3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Professor Alexander will discuss the memory of Reconstruction in African American social and political thought during the Age of Jim Crow and highlight how that memory informed their varied responses to the development of segregation.

Online Resources
Contact Person: Joshua Smith

"Colored Schools Broken Up," American Anti-Slavery Almanac for 1839

From Moral Suasion to Political Confrontation: American Abolitionists and the Problem of Resistance
James Stewart

Location: ACES Professional Development Center

Date: February 27, 2007
3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Professor Stewart will address the abolitionist movement in the U.S. and the politics of the conflict over slavery and the struggles for racial justice.

Online Resources
Contact Person: Joshua Smith

Silhouette of Flora, a slave in Stratford, Connecticut (1792)

Slavery and Freedom in New England: The Colonial and Early Revolutionary Era

Location: ACES Professional Development Center

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2006
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

This day-long symposium will feature the following speakers: Robert P. Forbes, on "Slavery as a National Institution; Connecticut as a Test Case"; Anne Farrow, on "The Enslaved and the Enslavers: A Connecticut Slave and Connecticut Slave Ships"; and Keith Stokes, on "American Irony, Religious Freedom and Slavery in Colonial Newport."

Schedule of Events     Online Resources
Contact Person: Joshua Smith

Slave castle off the coast of Africa, from the journal of Robert Durand

A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade
Robert Harms

Location: ACES Professional Development Center

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2006
3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Yale University Professor Robert Harms will speak on the voyage of the Diligent, who sailed from Brittany in 1731, journeyed along the African coast where her goods were traded for slaves, and then to Martinique, where her captives were sold to work on sugar plantations.

Online Resources
Contact Person: Joshua Smith

"Am I not a man and a brother?" Adopted as the seal of the Society for the Abolition of Slavery

Slavery and Emancipation in Western Culture
David Brion Davis

Location: ACES Professional Development Center

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2006
3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

David Brion Davis, founding Director of the Gilder-Lehrman Center, will discuss the dramatic changes in the global moral perceptions of slavery that occurred in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries.

Online Resources
Contact Person: Joshua Smith