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Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St

250 Joralemon Street Brooklyn NY 11201 United States

Non-Fiction

American Slavery, Today

Slavery’s centrality to American history has gained wide acceptance but few people understand how it continues to reach through the past and shape the experience of our country today. Join Rachel Swarns (The 272: The Families Who Were Enslaved and Sold to Build the American Catholic Church), Kidada E. Williams (I Saw Death Coming: A History of Terror and Survival in the War Against Reconstruction), and Nick Tabor (Africatown: America’s Last Slave Ship and the Community It Created) as they discuss its influence on the American university system, the country’s Catholic church, the geography of pollution, and the communities made by slavery and its descendants. Moderated by Columbia University’s Stephanie McCurry.

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