Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Midlo Center at UNO, Historic New Orleans Collection, Library of Virginia Present Joint Symposium on Domestic Slave Trade

Event will feature components in Richmond and New Orleans and will be streamed live online

The Ethel and Herman L. Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans join the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Library of Virginia this month to present a joint symposium on the domestic slave trade.

Join Us!

"To Be Sold: The American Slave Trade from Virginia to New Orleans” is a day-long symposium on Saturday, March 21. 

Ten historians from elite universities around the nation will present "To Be Sold: The American Slave Trade from Virginia to New Orleans,” a day-long symposium on Saturday, March 21 at the Historic New Orleans Collection’s Williams Research Center in the French Quarter and the Library of Virginia on Broad Street. Overflow seating will be available at the Louisiana Supreme Court for those attending in New Orleans. The problem will also be available for live streaming online.

The symposium will be delivered with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and feature talks by historians from the University of Virginia, Williams College, College of William and Mary, Arizona State University, George Washington University, Harvard University, Tulane University, Cornell University, University of California Berkeley and Georgetown University.

WHO:

The Historic New Orleans Collection, the Library of Virginia, and the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies at the University of New Orleans with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities

WHAT:

“To Be Sold: The American Slave Trade from Virginia to New Orleans,” a day-long symposium

DATE:

Saturday, March 21, 2015

TIMES:

7:30 a.m. (CDT): Registration and check-in opens in New Orleans

8:30–11:45 a.m. (CDT) Sessions held in Richmond, broadcast to New Orleans

1–4 p.m. (CDT): Sessions held in New Orleans, broadcast to Richmond

4–5:30 p.m. (CDT): Closing reception at the Hermann-Grima House (New Orleans only)

WHERE:

THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., and the Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad St.

Overflow seating will be available at the Louisiana Supreme Court for those attending in New Orleans.

In addition, the program will be available for live streaming online at www.hnoc.org/tobesold.html.

HOW:

Admission is free and guests must register in advance to attend the live sessions.

To register for the program in New Orleans, call (504) 523-4662 or email wrc@hnoc.org.

To watch the program live online, visit www.hnoc.org/tobesold.html.

SPEAKERS:

Maurie McInnis, University of Virginia
Charles B. Dew, Williams College (Richmond moderator)
Alexandra Finley, College of William and Mary
Calvin Schermerhorn, Arizona State University
Philip Troutman, George Washington University
Walter Johnson, Harvard University
Lawrence N. Powell, Tulane University (New Orleans moderator)
Edward Baptist, Cornell University
Stephanie Jones-Rogers, University of California Berkeley
Adam Rothman, Georgetown University