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Rethinking Race & Slavery Breakout Sessions

10:45-11:45, Slavery and Race Taught and Commemorated 

Session 2A: Slavery in the Atlantic World During the Age of Revolution

Location: Commons Room

Charles R. Foy, Eastern Illinois University (emeritus), “Using the Black
Mariners’ Database (BMD) to Illustrate the Shape of Freedom in the
Eighteenth-Century Atlantic.”

Andre J. Beliveau, University of Sheffield, “Loyal Freedom: The Impact of Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation on the Black Freedom Struggle.”

Moderated by Richard D. Brown (University of Connecticut, History Faculty emeritus)


Session 2B: Origins of Slavery and the Uses of the Past

Location: Adams Theater

Dan Hodgson, Avon Old Farms School, “History in the Writing of Ross Gay.”

David Porteous, Independent Scholar, “Slavery in the USA: a Succinct
Summary of Its Roots and Branches.”

Moderated by Weston Stephens and AOF student Wyatt Weekes and Chris Zhang 


Session 2C: How to Remember Slavery

Location: Tiernan Room

Dennis Culliton, Witness Stones Project, Guilford, Connecticut, “The Witness Stones Project and the Grassroots Commemoration of Slavery in Connecticut.”

Matt Kowalchick, “The Life and Legacy of Robert Smalls”

Moderated by Brian Cugell and AOF student Akil Smart


Session 2D: Racism and Civil Rights 100 Years Ago: Lessons from the Early-20th Century

Location: Brown Auditorium

Barbra Mann Wall, Thomas A. Saunders III Professor of Nursing, University of Virginia, “Reinterpreting History Beyond Whiteness: the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921.”

Christopher Bolster, University of Connecticut, “Between the Worlds of
Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois.”

Moderated by Chris Doyle and AOF students James Wilborn, Akil Smart