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Book Talk: Force & Freedom (VIRTUAL EVENT)

May 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am

Join us for a virtual book talk with historian, Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson*, author of “Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence” (UPenn Press 2019).

Free and open to the public. From 11 AM to 12 PM, Dr. Carter Jackson will introduce her research and answer audience questions. Afterwards, participants are invited to stay on the call to engage in a book club discussion of Force & Freedom, from 12:15 to 1 PM.

We encourage participants to submit any questions for Dr. Carter Jackson beforehand by emailing nora_halloran@nps.gov

All are welcome, having read the book or not! Join us to learn and explore the connections between historical and contemporary struggles for social justice. If you can’t join us for the entire program we understand! We hope you’ll stop by for as long as you can to explore #HonestHistory!

*Kellie Carter Jackson is the Knafel Assistant Professor of the Humanities in the Department of Africana Studies at Wellesley College. She is currently a Newhouse Faculty Fellow in the Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College. In 2019, “Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence” was a finalist for the MAAH Stone Prize Book Award. Carter Jackson is also co-editor of Reconsidering Roots: Race, Politics, & Memory. Her essays have been featured in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, NPR, Transition Magazine, The Conversation, Black Perspectives, and Quartz. Follow her on twitter @kcarterjackson


May 23, 2020
11:00 am