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The Impact of Slavery and the Myth of the Free North

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The slave economy is often associated with images of Southern plantations, but it played a major role in the Northern states and cities nationwide, becoming a fundamental building block of the country. Cornell University professor Edward Baptist and NYU professor Michele Mitchell discuss the history of the institution of slavery, what was different between its incarnations in the North and the South, and what was tragically similar. Moderated by BHS Vice President of Curatorial Affairs & Collections, Julie Golia.

This program is presented as part of Brooklyn Historical Society's 400 Years of Inequality: Slavery, Race, and Our Unresolved History initiative, an immersive series of of reflection, analysis, and discussion commemorating our nation's unresolved history of slavery.

Thanks to our funders:

This series is made possible through the generous support of Joanne Witty and Eugene Keilin, Sylvia and Byron Lewis, Margaret Seiler and Hovey Brock, Alexandra Bowie and Daniel Richman, the Brooklyn Community Foundation, The Scherman Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, and donors to BHS’s Race and History Fund.

Thanks to our programming partners:

BHS is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Community Foundation, Coming to the Table, Facing History and Ourselves, the New School’s 400 Years of Inequality initiative, the Social Science Research Council, and the Vera Institute of Justice.

For questions about this event or other inquiries, contact our Visitor Services desk at 718-222-4111, ext. 250.

The Impact of Slavery and the Myth of the Free North
Tue, October 15
Doors: 6:00 pm
Event: 6:30 pm

$15 General Admission / $10 for Members


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Brooklyn Historical Society public programs are made possible by the New York State Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and, in part, by public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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