The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice kicked off its spring event series — “Ships of Bondage, Freedom and the Knowledges of the Enslaved” — Wednesday with a screening of the documentary “Traces of the Trade.”
Elizabeth Koh Senior Staff Writer Published: Friday, December 7, 2012
Since its creation this fall, the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice has planned multiple outreach events to begin in the spring. But the center, established to further the study of the transatlantic slave trade, is still developing a mission to guide it past its inaugural year.
Sons of Providence author Charles Rappleye will discuss what he learned while writing the book, how it changed his thinking about Brown and early New England, and what it means to be an American, then and now. This past summer, incoming first-year and transfer students read Sons of Providence as part of the First Readings program. For more information, visit http://library.brown.edu/firstreadings/. Rappleye is an award-winning investigative journalist and editor who has written extensively on media law enforcement, and organized crime.