Exhibition Opening and a Talk by Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History Marcus Rediker (U. of Pittsburg)
Prof. Sowandé Mustakeem (Washington University), Author of: Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage
Prof. Lisa Lindsay, Chair, History Dept. UNC-Chapel Hill ; Author: Captives as Commodities
Join us for the Stone Center's Gallery Exhibit Speaker Series (Spring 2023)
During the spring term 2023 the Stone Center will explore the phenomenon of physical resistance by African captives caught up in the grip of European slavery. Using information, images, and testimony from various sources, along with the work of historians and other scholars, we provide information that will help audiences better understand how captive Africans fought, from the very moment of subjugation, for their freedom.
Unlike other work on resistance that focuses on actions by enslaved individuals that took place in various parts of the Americas, this exhibition, instead, focuses on what we call the “first acts of self-emancipation”, by those who fought back aboard slave ships by any means necessary. This approach allows us to examine both the individual and collective practices of enslaved individuals who had been captured by slavers or who were sold by those in power among and within African nations
Theme: "If We Must Die... We'll Fight to the End: Resistance and Revolt Aboard the Slave Ship"
Prof. Marcus Radiker -- February 2, 6pm Prof. Sowandé Mustakeem (Washington Univ.) -- March 8, 6pm Prof. Lisa Lindsay (UNC-Chapel Hill) -- March 30, 6pm