Bicentennial Forum on Nat Turner and John Brown

October 3, 2000

Professor Paul Finkelman, University of Tulsa College of Law; Patrick Breen, University of Georgia; Professor John Stauffer, Harvard University


He was Capable of Great Things: William Lanson and the Vagaries of Early Free Black New Haven.

October 19, 2000

Peter Hinks, Hamilton College


Screening of “The Amistad Revolt: All We Want is Make Us Free” and “African Americans in Connecticut: From the Colonial Era to the Civil War,” accompanied by a panel discussion

October 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m

Karyl Evans, independent filmmaker


Abolitionists, Politics, and Preludes to Emancipation

October 24, 4:15 pm,

James Brewer Stewart, Macalester College


Slavery in Sudan Today

November 9 4:15 pm

John Eibner, Christian Solidarity International


Genocide and Slavery

January 22, 2001, 5:30 pm

Benedict Kiernan, director of the Genocide Program; Seymour Drescher, University of Pittsburgh; Kevin McBride, Director of Research at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center; Crystal Feimster, Yale University.


Muslim Literacy and Slave Resistance in the Antebellum United States.

January 29, 6:00 pm

Sylviane Diouf, New York University


Slavery in New York and its Legacy

February 8, 10 am - 12 pm

Graham Hodges, Colgate University; Walter Johnson, New York University; Martia Goodson, Baruch College of the City University of New York; Clarence Taylor, Baruch College.


Growing Up In the Age of Emancipation: African American Boys and the Reconstruction of Self

February 13, 4:15 p.m

Peter Bardaglio, Goucher College


An American Amistad: The Creole Case of 1841.

February 27, 4:15 pm

Professor Walter Johnson, New York University


Bishop Henry Turner and the Emancipation Moment in Washington, D.C.

March 27, 4:15 pm

Edward Daniels, Yale College ’00


Frederick Douglass in Britain and Ireland

April 2, 4:15 pm

Benjamin Soskis, the New Republic


Slave, Subject, Citizen: Gender and the Transition to Freedom in the French Caribbean, 1635-1848.

April 17, 4:15 pm

Professor Sue Peabody, Washington State University in Vancouver: Professor Peabody, Senior Fellow of the Gilder Lehrman Center


Nanny, Leader of the Windward Jamaican Maroons: Queen Nanny of the Maroons: Resistance to Slavery in 18th Century Jamaica.

April 25, 6:30 p.m

Karla Gottlieb, author of The Mother of Us All: A History of Queen