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From Slavery to Equality: The 400 Year Struggle of African-Americans

Tuesday, October 15, 2019: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue: The Filson Historical Society

Add To Calendar   15/10/2019 18:00:00 15/10/2019 19:00:00 America/Anguilla From Slavery to Equality: The 400 Year Struggle of African-Americans Tuesday, October 15, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | The Filson welcomes eminent Kentucky historian Dr. George C. Wright to reflect on a lifetime of study and teaching about slavery and the struggle for emancipation and freedom in the U.S., and overseas. The Filson Historical Society, 1310 South 3rd Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40208 The Filson Historical Society info@filsonhistorical.org false DD/MM/YYYY


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The year 2019 represents the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving in Virginia in 1619. This was a global, transatlantic moment, not just a Southern or American one. But what does that history mean for contemporary Kentuckians? The Filson welcomes eminent Kentucky historian Dr. George C. Wright to reflect on a lifetime of study and teaching about slavery and the struggle for emancipation and freedom in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Brazil, and South Africa.

Dr. George C. Wright is a Lexington native with degrees from the University of Kentucky (B.A., M.A.) and Duke University (Ph.D.). He is the author of Life Behind a Veil: Blacks in Louisville, Kentucky, 1865-1930 (LSU, 1985); Racial Violence in Kentucky, 1865-1940: Lynchings, Mob Rule, and "Legal Lynchings" (LSU, 1990); and A History of Blacks in Kentucky, Vol. 2: In Pursuit of Equality, 1890-1980 (KHS, 1992) among other publications. A lengthy career in the classroom and higher education administration included fourteen years as President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas. During the 2019-20 academic year, Dr. Wright is a visiting professor of history in honor of the 70th anniversary of integration at the University of Kentucky.


From Slavery to Equality:  The 400 Year Struggle of African-Americans

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