US Slavery’s Untold Stories in the Era of Trump and M4BL

9:00am - 6:00pm / Friday 27th October 2017 / Venue: Seminar Room B09 Whelan Building
Type: Conference / Category: Department
  • Suitable for: Those working on projects related to history of slavery.
  • Admission: Registration is free, and includes lunch. Please register here.
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This workshop is designed to open up a dialogue between those in universities and beyond. Participants will discuss the history of slavery in the U.S., its continuing legacy and memory, and the best ways to communicate and represent its histories and impacts. Panels will explore America’s violent pasts and legacies, new approaches to the study of US slavery, slavery as represented in film, and the communication and commemoration of the institution. There will be a screening and discussion of 1745: An Untold Story of Slavery, a short film that tells the story of two enslaved sisters who escaped into the wilds of eighteenth-century Scotland.