Hosted by Atlantic Black Box and Indigo Arts Alliance

Dr. Harvey Amani Whitfield traces the itinerary of an enslaved Black woman named Nancy during the Revolutionary period

Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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In this talk, Dr. Whitfield will trace the itinerary of an enslaved Black woman named Nancy as she makes her way from Maryland to New Brunswick in her quest for freedom around the time of the American Revolution. In 1800, Nancy challenged her enslavement but the Supreme Court of New Brunswick upheld her bondage.

About the speaker

Dr. Harvey Amani Whitfield is a scholar of Black Canadian History with an emphasis on slavery in Canada’s Atlantic Region. He is the author of North to Bondage, Black Slavery in the Maritimes, and a recent article entitled, “White Archives, Black Fragments.” Dr. Whitfield’s other books include, Blacks on the Border: The Black Refugees in British North America, 1815-1860; The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont, 1777-1810; and Black Slavery in the Maritimes: A History in Documents. His current project is a biographical dictionary that documents the lives of over 1,450 enslaved Black people in Colonial Canada’s Atlantic Region to be published with the University of Toronto Press/Acadiensis in early 2022.

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