Bicentennial of the Abolition of the Anglo-American Trade in African Captives

Bicentennial of the Abolition of the Anglo-American Trade in African Captives
Friday, March 2, 2-3:45 p.m. & 4-5 p.m.

Baker University Center room 242 (http://www.ohio.edu/center)
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

President Thomas Jefferson signed a bill on March 2, 1807, that abolished the U.S. slave trade. Ohio University will celebrate the bicentennial of that historic day by hosting a commemoration on March 1-2. The commemoration will consist of two evening lectures (Friday nite lecture canceled), a workshop, and two panel discussions centered around slavery and the slave trade.

These 2 panel discussions have women speakers.

2-3:45 p.m.
Dr. Mariana Dantas (http://www.ohio.edu/history/facultystaff/Dantas.cfm), Dept. of History, “A Southern Counterpart: African Slavery and the Atlantic Slave Trade in Brazil.”
Dr. Robin Jenkins (http://www.ohiou.edu/aas/faculty/Robin.htmlx), Historian, Dept. of African American Studies, “Toward Western Redemption: the Impact of the Internal Slave Trade on Western Expansion in North America.”

4-5 p.m.
Deanda Johnson, Coordinator, African American Research and Service Institute, OU, “Remembering Slavery: The African American Presence in the Ohio River Valley Oral History Project.”

Presented by the Ohio University African American Studies (http://www.ohiou.edu/aas/), Department of History (http://www.ohio.edu/history/), and Department of Social Work (http://www.socialwork.ohiou.edu/), and the Multicultural Genealogical Center (http://www.mgcenter.org/).

http://www.ohio.edu/outlook/06-07/February/388n-067.cfm
http://www.ohiou.edu/aas/abolition/index.htmlx

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