Paul Finkelman, Ph.D. Chancellor and Distinguished Professor of History Paul Finkelman, the Chancellor of Gratz College, is the author of more than 100 law review […]
The 1619 Project is an initiative by The New York Times that re-examines the history, and lasting influence, of American slavery on our society.
Join us the second Thursday of each month as we continue to discuss how the legacy of slavery remains the dominant factor of American political, cultural, and social spheres. The library program centers on the articles included in the New York Times Special Sunday Magazine dated August 20, 2019.
Article packets are available for download on this website or on the lobby display at the Lee Road Branch.
Our very own John Piche was interviewed by the Public Library Association’s Public Libraries Online magazine about the success of our 1619 Project program series, which he developed and runs. Read the article.
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Slavery in America Part 1: 1619 – 1699
For the upcoming discussion, we are beginning our reading of Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain. Selections from the first two chapters of the book include essays on Slavery Laws in the Colonies, Female Slaves, the Black Family, Bacon’s Rebellion, Middle Passage, and Black Codes. Authors include Nikole Hannah-Jones, Kete Asante, Jennifer Morgan, and David Love.
Slavery In American Part 1 : 1619 – 1699
Thursday, November 11, 2021
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Zoom ID: 823 648 5349
You may need to rotate the packet PDF counterclockwise for readability
Sheryll Cashin is an author and the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Civil Rights and Social Justice at Georgetown University. Currently she teaches Constitutional Law, […]
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Professor Eric Herschthal discusses his article “The Science of Antislavery in the Early Republic: The Case of Dr. Benjamin Rush.” (article link https://muse.jhu.edu/article/653138) Prof. Herschthal examines […]
In this interview, Professor Bieger discusses her essay “The 1619 Project as Aesthetic and Social Practice; or, the Art of the Essay in the Digital […]
Professor Reichel discusses his articles “Southern Slave Patrols as a Transitional Police Type” and “The Misplaced Emphasis on Urbanization in Police Development.” He explores the […]
Professor Malka discusses his book, The Men of Mobtown, which explores how the free black population of the antebellum South came to be controlled and […]
Professor Ellis discusses his essay Polley V. Ratcliff: A New Way To Address an Original Sin? on a fascinating court case, recently resolved, involving kidnapping, […]
Alex Reinert is the Max Freund Professor Litigation and Advocacy at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Alex joined the faculty of Cardozo in […]