Upcoming African American Heritage Events 


The Problem with Slavery in Early Vermont - January 20 and
February 6 and 9, 2014

Professor Harvey Amani Whitfield

Vermonters have always been proud that their state was the first to outlaw slavery in its constitution - but is that what really happened? Professor Harvey Amani Whitfield of the University of Vermont will present the results of his research as he uncovers the true history of slavery in Vermont at three upcoming lecture programs in Montpelier, Burlington and Ferrisburgh. His new book on the topic, The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont, 1777-1810, will be published by the Vermont Historical Society in February 2014.

Monday, January 20
12:00pm to 1:00 p.m. at the Vermont History Museum,
109 State Street, Montpelier, VT
(802) 828-2291
www.vermonthistory.org

Monday, January 20
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm at University of Vermont (Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building),
85 South Prospect Street, Burlington
(802) 828-2180

February 6 - BOOK SIGNING ONLY
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Vermont History Museum,
109 State Street, Montpelier
(802) 479-8519
www.vermonthistory.org

Sunday, February 9
2 p.m. at Rokeby Museum,
4334 Route 7, Ferrisburgh
(802) 877-3406
rokeby@comcast.net


Emancipation and Its Legacies - weekends in January

period photograph

The end of slavery in the United States is a critical turning point in America’s constitutional, political, and social history. This small exhibition examines the story of Emancipation from 1850 to 1964, focusing on how the Civil War became an “abolition war”; how the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments transformed the U.S. Constitution, and the continued debate about the legacies of slavery and emancipation. Emancipation and Its Legacies was developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

January 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, and 26 at Billings Farm & Museum,
5302 River Road, Woodstock
(802)457-2355
www.billingsfarm.org

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