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Sep
23
2022

Freedom For Everyone Slavery and Abolition in 19th Century America

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When: Friday, September 23, 2022
All day  

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Nancy Cunniff   (847) 467-2294

Group: One Book One Northwestern

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Academic, Fine Arts, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

Juneteenth marks a momentous celebration — the end of American slavery — but it was not the end of the story about Black Americans’ struggle for freedom and equality. As Northwestern marks its first observance of the new federal holiday, we examine how deeply slavery was ingrained in 19th century America, how abolitionists forced a nation to face its inhumanity — and how that work must continue today.

Juneteenth shows us that justice can prevail. But it must be fought for, even after it has been granted.

Curated by Marquis Taylor, history PhD student. Materials are drawn from the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections and University Archives; and the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies. On display in Deering Library as well as in an online exhibit.

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