Freedom Center Lecture, Feb. 6: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence

Freedom Lecture: Kellie Carter Jackson

Freedom Lecture: Kellie Carter Jackson
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | Reception 6:00 P.M. | Lecture 7:00 P.M.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Free lecture, click here to register through the Freedom Center website to reserve a seat.

From the Freedom Center’s website: “In honor of Black history month, join us for a meaningful experience with Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson. As a Historian, Author, and Educator, Kellie Carter Jackson is the Kanfel Assistant Professor of the Humanities in the Department of Africana Studies at Wellesley College. She is also the 2019-2020 Newhouse Faculty Fellow for the Center of the Humanities at Wellesley College. Carter Jackson’s research focuses on slavery and the abolitionists, violence as a political discourse, historical film, and black women’s history. She earned her B.A at her beloved Howard University and her Ph.D from Columbia University working with the esteemed historian Eric Foner.

Her new book, Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence (University of Pennsylvania Press), examines the conditions that led some black abolitionists to believe slavery might only be abolished by violent force. In Force and Freedom, Carter Jackson provides the first historical analysis exclusively focused on the tactical use of violence among antebellum black activists. Force and Freedom was a finalist for the MAAH Stone Book Prize Award for 2019.”

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