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Curating Slavery and other Difficult Topics, lecture by Nancy Bercaw, curator

Curating Slavery and other Difficult Topics, lecture by Nancy Bercaw, curator

Dr. Nancy Bercaw, lead curator of the Slavery and Freedom exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, will explore Rhode Island's role in telling the story of global slavery.

Beginning in the 15th century with the transatlantic slave trade and travelling through the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation, the museum’s centerpiece exhibition Slavery and Freedom uses personal stories and priceless artifacts to explore the economic and political legacies of slavery for all Americans.

Dr. Bercaw will discuss the Rhode Island Historical Society’s role in the creation of this exhibit and its preservation of objects and stories from both slaves and slave traders.

10-20-2017
Rhode Island Historical Society
Providence, Rhode Island
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