Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future: Leslie Harris

Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future: Leslie Harris

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

“Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies”

Leslie Harris
Professor of History, Northwestern University, author of In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863 (University of Chicago Press, 2003), co-editor of several essay collections about the history of slavery in North America, and co-convener of the first international conference on recovering the histories of slavery at higher education institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
6:00 PM
Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue

2019 marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first recorded arrival of Africans in British North America. The Humanities Research Center at Virginia Commonwealth University is hosting a year-long series of speaker events and programs, entitled Virginia’s Past, Present, and Future, to foster an informed and constructive conversation about the events of 1619 and the mythology that has built up around them; the subsequent experience of Africans and African Americans in Virginia, British America, and the United States; the continued impact of that history; and the possibilities for a future in which Americans can shed that legacy, building together a just and inclusive multi-racial society.

This event is presented in partnership with American Evolution: Virginia to America, 1619-2019, and is co-sponsored by the department of History at VCU.

Admission is free and all are welcome!