[act-ma] 9/07 Legacies of 1619: Program 1

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Sat Sep 7 07:11:21 PDT 2019

Location: Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street, Boston.

Join us for the first program in our Legacies of 1619 series on the 
theme of Recognition and Resilience. The program will feature panelists 
Kerri Greenidge of Tufts University; David Krugler of the University of 
Wisconsin—Platteville; and Peter Wirzbicki of Princeton University; 
moderator Robert Bellinger of Suffolk University.

The institution of slavery in English North America began in 1619 with 
the arrival of roughly 20 Africans in the settlement of Jamestown. What 
has followed has been 400 years of exploitation and discrimination in 
many different forms. However, telling this story is not complete 
without an exploration of how African American communities have created 
culture and institutions that have survived despite these challenges. 
This program will explore both structures of exploitation and forms of 

· Hosted by Massachusetts Historical Society 
and Museum of African American History - Boston and Nantucket 
Today Sat. Sept. 7th at 4 PM – 5 PM

Free registration at

There is a pre-talk reception at 3:30. Please follow the ticketing link 
to register.


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