Abolitionism in Black & White

A presentation by the Anti-Slavery Community of Boston & Cambridge

October 23 & 24, 2009
C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University
Boston, MA

October 23, 2009

October 24, 2009
9:00am -5:00pm


Friday, Oct. 23:
The Underground Railway Theater presents a staged reading of a portion of a new play about abolitionist, fugitive slave, and author Harriet Jacobs. 
Playwright Lydia Diamond, Boston University, historian David Blight, Yale University, and Dean Kenneth Greenberg discuss slave narratives and using drama to communicate history.  This program is free and open to the public. 

Saturday, Oct. 24:
Online registration required, please visit http://www.abolitionisminblackandwhite.com/
Opening Keynote
Lois Horton, George Mason University
James Horton, George Washington University

Charles Sumner and the Black & White Abolitionist Community
John Stauffer, Harvard University
Sandra Sandiford Young, Boston College

Anti-Slavery Music
Scott Gac, Trinity College
Deborah Anne Goss, SoloTogether

Abolitionism in Popular Culture
Christopher Irmscher, Indiana University
Sally Pierce, Boston Athenaeum

Women in the Anti-Slavery Movement
Julie Roy Jeffrey, Goucher College
Jean Fagan Yellin, Pace University

Closing Keynote
David Blight, Yale University

Closing Remarks
The Honorable Byron Rushing, Massachusetts House of Representatitves
Zoe Trodd, University of North Carolina

Sponsored by: African American Experience Fund/National Park Foundation, Boston African American National Historic Site, Boston College, Boston National Historical Park, Friends of the Longfellow House, Harvard University, Longfellow National Historic Site, Mass Humanities, National Park Service/Northeast Region, Primary Source, and Suffolk University.

To register and for more information please visit http://www.abolitionisminblackandwhite.com/


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