13/13 Seminar Series

4/13 | THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY

Thursday, November 12, 2020  6:15pm Virtual Event from 6:15pm - 8:45pm EST

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Sponsors

Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought

The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities

The artist Dread Scott will open Abolition 4/13 with a presentation on his slave revolt reenactment project and the motivation, planning, and development of the artwork.

Professors Dennis ChildsMaeve GlassStephanie Jones-Rogers, and Bernard E. Harcourt read and discuss Chapters 2 and 3 of Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary by Dennis Childs, “Venus in Two Acts” by Saidiya Hartman, The History of Mary Prince by Mary Prince, and Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution by Eric Foner.

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