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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
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
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
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
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