Barnard Lecture featuring Richard Blackett

Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Meinig Recital Hall, Lorton Performance Center

The 2013 Mary F. Barnard Lecture presents Richard Blackett, Andrew Jackson Professor of History at Vanderbilt University.

Richard Blackett“Into the Belly of the Beast: The Southern Arm of the Underground Railroad”

Co-sponsored by the Chapman Trust at The University of Tulsa, Tulsa Community College, and the John Hope Franklin Center

Richard Blackett is Andrew Jackson Professor of History at Vanderbilt University and co-editor of the series "Antislavery, Abolition and the Atlantic World" published by Louisiana state University Press. He is the author of several books dealing with the trans-Atlantic abolitionist movement and the role played by African Americans in the struggle against slavery and discrimination. He is currently studying the ways communities on both sides of the slavery divide organized to either resist or support enforcement of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the way slaves, by escaping, influenced the debate over emancipation.

Kristen T. Oertel