2018/2019

Book Talk - Professor Richard Blackett,The Captive’s Quest for Freedom: Fugitive Slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the Politics of Slavery

Professor Richard Blackett (Andrew Jackson Professor of History, Vanderbilt University) discusses his new book, The Captive’s Quest for Freedom: Fugitive Slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the Politics of Slavery (CambridgePress, 2018) with GLC Director David W. Blight

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm


Book Talk - Professor Ibram X. Kendi Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

GLC Book Talk: Ibram X. Kendi (Professor & Director, Antiracist Research &Policy Center, Department of History, American University) discusses his recent book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Nation, 2016), winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction, with GLC Director David W. Blight -Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm


Book Talk: David W. Bight & Ta-Nehisi Coates discuss Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

David W. Blight discusses his biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom with Ta-Nehisi Coates
Book sales: begin at 4:30pm
Program start time: 5:00pm

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, the History Department at Yale, and the Yale University Art Gallery celebrate the release of David W. Blight’s new biography, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (Simon & Schuster 2018). Join us for a stimulating conversation in the Yale University Art Gallery’s lecture hall. Within the context of Frederick Douglass’s development as a thinker, activist, and political figure, Professor Blight (Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center) will discuss the book with author Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Courtesy of Atticus Bookstore and Café, both authors’ books will be available for sale at the end of the program. Professor Blight will be available to sign copies of his book.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm


GLC Book Talk: Associate Professor of History Ed Rugemer, Slave Law and the Politics of Resistance in Early Atlantic World

James Oakes (Distinguished Professor of History and Humanities Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York) and Anne Eller (Associate Professor of History, Yale University) in conversation with Edward Rugemer (Associate Professor of History, Yale University) about his new book: Slave Law and the Politics of Resistance in the Early Atlantic World (Harvard University Press, 2018).

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm


GLC Panel Discussion: “Prosecuting Slavery in a Time of Freedom: Late 20th Century Enforcement of the 13th Amendment”

Panel moderator: Karin Zipf (Professor of History, East Carolina University)
 
Panelists will be former federal prosecutors in the Civil Rights Division’s Criminal Section of the U.S. Department of Justice
 
This panel explores late-twentieth century investigations and prosecutions in the Civil Rights Division’s Criminal Section, which coordinated the cases done under the Involuntary Servitude & Slavery (ISS) Program (later renamed the Human Trafficking Prosecutions Unit). Although these cases had great impact on U.S. law and policy, their impact has been “lost” within the scholarship surrounding modern anti-trafficking efforts. The panelists all served as federal prosecutors in the period leading up to the US Trafficking Victims Protection Act and the UN “Palermo” Protocol, which launched the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking into prominence.
 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Panel Discussion: Contested Bodies: Race and Pregnancy, Past and Present

A conversation between Carolyn Roberts (Assistant Professor of History of Science & History of Medicine and of African American Studies at Yale University) and Sasha Turner (Assoc. Professor of History, Quinnipiac University) about Prof. Turner’s book, Contested Bodies: Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica (UPenn Press, 2017). An additional scholar will address the imprint of the past on the present in terms of contemporary race-based inequalities in maternal health and childbirth outcomes.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 4:30am to 7:30am