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 (
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 (, Dept. of History, “A Southern Counterpart: African Slavery and the Atlantic Slave Trade in Brazil.”
Dr. Robin Jenkins (, 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 (, Department of History (, and Department of Social Work (, and the Multicultural Genealogical Center (


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