Hosted by Historic New England
Thursday, November 18, 5:00 p.m. EST
This virtual talk by Dr. Hannah-Rose Murray examines how Black abolitionists—many of whom were based in Boston and the New England area—traveled to the British Isles during the nineteenth century to inform audiences about U.S. chattel slavery. These freedom fighters (including Frederick Douglass, John Sella Martin, William and Ellen Craft, and Moses Roper) spoke in churches, chapels, town halls, mechanics’ institutions, and even open spaces to challenge transatlantic racism, proslavery thought, and, during the U.S. Civil War, the Confederacy. They believed that by speaking abroad, their testimonies and lived experiences of enslavement would have a real impact on the antislavery cause in both Britain and the U.S.
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