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Being Human Festival 2018: Slavery in Princeton and Brazil

November 30, 2018 · 4:00 pm-6:30 pm · 161 Louis A. Simpson and Firestone Library

Humanities Council

In light of continuing interest in slave ownership in and around historical Princeton, this event concentrates on two different histories of slavery. It offers a doubleheader of talks, the first on the role of slave-owners in the development of Princeton township and the fate of runaway slaves, and the second discussing how American officers and businessmen stationed in Brazil reported on slavery.

After a discussion over refreshments, the audience will visit Firestone’s Rare Books and Special Collections, where librarian Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez will present documents on slavery.

Part of the Being Human Festival 2018 organized by the Humanities Council

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