Events & Exhibitions

Programming for the 2013-2014 year will be organized around the themes Free/Unfree and Race Today. This anniversary year of the Emancipation Proclamation will bring a number of events. Check back here periodically for more details. 

September 2013

Ongoing  Exhibition: Ships of Bondage and the Fight for Freedom in the Carriage House Gallery

October 2013

October 9, 2013
Lecture with Ann Chinn, Executive Director of the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project

October 15, 2013
Craig Steven Wilder: Ebony and Ivy book reading and signing

October 17, 2013
Marian Anderson String Quartet presents: Songs of Freedom and the Emancipation Proclamation

October 18 & 19, 2013
‘Slave – Citizen – Human’: Graduate Student Colloquium on Slavery

October 24-27, 2013
Beyond Sweetness: New Histories of Sugar in the Early Atlantic World at the John Carter Brown Library

November 2013

November 1, 2013
Lincoln and Emancipation: New Considerations featuring Prof. Martha Jones and Prof. Kate Masur

December 2013

December 2013
Ships of Bondage exhibit in Cape Town, South Africa

December 10, 2013
Prof. Dorothy Roberts: Race Medicine: Treating Health Inequities from Slavery to the Genomic Age

February 2014

Tuesdays in January/February, 2014
Film Series: Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle

Craig Steven Wilder: The War on Campus: Colleges and Slavery during the American Revolution

February 20-21, 2014
Curator's Meeting on International Slavery

February 27, 2014
Challenging White Privilege: a Community Conversation

March 2014

March 4, 2014
2014 Debra L. Lee Lecture on Slavery and Justice: Deborah Willis: Visualizing Freedom: Photography & Emancipation

March 10, 2014
Screening: 12 Years a Slave 

March 11, 2014
Panel Discussion: 12 Years a Slave 

March 14, 2014
Slavery & Satire: A Coversation with "Ask a Slave"’s Azie Mira Dungey 

March 31, 2014
Slave Revolt and the Geographic Imagination

April 2014

April 3, 2014
Delores Walters, Women's Resistance: What the Legacy of Margaret Garner Teaches Us Today 

April 24, 2014
Craig Steven Wilder: The Matriculating Indian and the Uneducable Negro: Race, Slavery, and American Colleges

April 29, 2014
A lunchtime conversation with Ann Chinn, Executive Director of the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project

April 29, 2014
Building a 21st Century Education System in Rhode Island: Getting It Done

May 2014

May 22, 2014
The Many Faces of Toussaint L' Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution: Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrié Exhibit Opening & Residency