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Presentation by Dr. Nakia Parker: “Between Slavery and Freedom: Labor, Resistance, and Community in Early America.”

Presentation by Dr. Nakia Parker of Michigan State University: “Between Slavery and Freedom: Labor, Resistance, and Community in Early America.” Dr. Parker will examine the labors, freedom strategies, and community building efforts of unfree laborers of African descent in the Southeast during the colonial era and the time of the early republic. She will discuss how these individuals navigated the constraints and possibilities of a world where freedom was tenuous and ephemeral. In February 2021, Dr. Parker formed part of the “chorus of extraordinary voices” in Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019, edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain, with her essay on “Unfree Labor” in early America. Dr. Parker is the 2020-21 College of Social Science Dean's Research Associate in the Department of History at MSU.

Register now: https://virginia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_txmDYoWeT26Z8VBnJVZlCQ

Date:
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Online
Campus:
Online
Categories:
Lecture
Presenter:
IDEA Committee

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Event Organizer

Brenda Gunn