James Brewer Stewart: “Abolishing Slavery in Lincoln’s Time & Ours: Creating a New Abolitionist Movement/Confronting Modern Racial Injustice”
October 4, 2011 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm |Freedom Center
Today there are nearly three times as many enslaved people in the world today than there were in the Western Hemisphere when Abraham Lincoln issued theEmancipation Proclamation, an estimated 30 million. Today, at the same time, the United States incarcerates far more people than any other nation, the vast majority of whom are people with dark skin. What does “slavery” mean in light of these disturbing facts? How are these facts related historically and in our own time? What can ordinary people do to effectively combat these frightening trends?
Join us as James Brewer Stewart, James Wallace Professor Emeritus, Macalester College, lectures on “Abolishing Slavery in Lincoln’s Time and Ours: Creating a New Abolitionist Movement/ Confronting Modern Racial Injustice.” Dr. Stewart has published a dozen books and over 50 articles addressing slavery and its abolitionin the history of the United States. Widely recognized for his excellence as a teacher, he is also Founder and Director of Historians Against Slavery, an organization of over 400 scholars who work to combat slavery and racial injustice today by applying historical perspectives to our contemporary problems.
This lecture is free and open to the public.