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20 Things Everyone Should Know about Slavery
Panelists will seek to generate a discussion about how historical knowledge might contribute solutions to the problems of contemporary expressions of human slavery and offer new pathways to democracy and freedom.

Among American historians, it is generally agreed that the historical study of chattel slavery covered about 250 years: from 1619 to 1865 in the United States and to 1888 in Brazil and the Americas. Yet slavery has not disappeared. Globally, an estimated 27–40 million persons are victims of involuntary servitude. What if these contemporary forms of human labor exploitation constitute a “Third Slavery”? Our roundtable seeks to generate a discussion about how historical knowledge might contribute solutions to the problems of contemporary expressions of human slavery and offer new pathways to democracy and freedom.

The roundtable discussion will be chaired by Dr. Daina Ramey Berry, the Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. Panelists include:
• Dr. David W. Blight, the Sterling Professor of History and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University;
• Ambassador (ret.) Luis C.deBaca, a Senior Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University;
• Professor Bridgette Carr, the associate dean for strategic initiatives at Michigan Law and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Positive Organizations at U-M's Ross School of Business;
• Genevieve LeBaron, Professor of Politics and Director of Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Sheffield;
• James Alexander Robinson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies with emphasis in Black Studies at the Metropolitan State University, and curator of the Third Slavery archive for the Center for Social Solutions.

Jun 18, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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