Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson—Slavery in New England

Sunday, February 62:00—3:15 PMOnlineNeedham Free Public Library1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA, 02494

Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson—Slavery in New England

Join us Sunday, February 6, at 2:00 PM, for a Zoom event with Wellesley College Professor Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson, examining the history of the slave trade and slavery in the American North. Dr. Carter Jackson--a noted historian, author educator and speaker--will share a richly illustrated presentation focusing on New England as she lays the groundwork for honest and frank consideration of important contemporary challenges.

Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at Wellesley College. She was also the 2019-2020 Newhouse Faculty Fellow for the Center of the Humanities at Wellesley College. Carter Jackson’s research focuses on slavery and the abolitionists, violence as a political discourse, historical film, and black women’s history. She earned her B.A. at her beloved Howard University and her Ph.D from Columbia University working with the esteemed historian Eric Foner. Her book, Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence (University of Pennsylvania Press), examines the conditions that led some black abolitionists to believe slavery might only be abolished by violent force. Force and Freedom was a finalist for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize, winner of the James H. Broussard Best First Book Prize given by SHEAR (Society for Historians of the Early American Republic) and a finalist for the Museum of African American History (MAAH) Stone Book Prize Award for 2019. The Washington Post listed Force and Freedom as one of 13 books to read on the history of Black America for those who really want to learn. 

This event will be on Zoom.

*Please note that due to a family emergency, Dr. Jackson will be unable to take questions after the program as originally planned.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library.

Capacity: 98 of 498 spaces available.

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