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Kellie Carter Jackson, Slavery in the North, February 6, 2022

Slavery in the North
Kellie Carter Jackson

Sunday, February 6, 2022, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Virtual Presentation via Zoom videoconferencing

Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library

Join us for a talk by Wellesley College Professor Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson, as she examines the history of the slave trade and slavery in the American North, focusing on New England. Dr. Carter Jackson — a noted historian, author, educator and speaker — will share a richly illustrated presentation tracing the involvement of New England in slavery from colonial times forward. Her presentation lays the groundwork for consideration of major challenges we face in society today.

Dr. Carter Jackson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at Wellesley College. Her book, Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence, won the James H. Broussard Best First Book Prize and was a finalist for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize and the Museum of African American History Stone Book Prize. Carter Jackson is also co-editor of Reconsidering Roots: Race, Politics, & Memory, the first scholarly collection of essays devoted entirely to understanding the impact of Alex Haley's Roots. She has been featured many times in national media, documentaries and podcasts on history and race in the United States. She is a commissioner for the Massachusetts Historical Commission.

All are welcome to attend this free program. (You do not need to live in Needham.) However, registration is required. Please register at http://tiny.cc/carterjackson. You will receive a Zoom link two days before and a reminder on the day of the presentation. Registration closes at noon February 6.

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