The African and African Diaspora Studies program (AADS) at St. Mary’s College of Maryland will host its first annual fall symposium on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23. “From Slavery to Freedom: The Struggle for Civic Virtue at St. Mary’s and Beyond” will give special attention to recently discovered evidence that St. Mary’s Female Seminary owned slaves during the nineteenth century. The symposium will also examine practices designed to memorialize slavery on American college campuses. In addition, scholars will explore the history of slavery in St. Mary’s County, Southern Maryland and other parts of Maryland.
Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/mehlU0uqQP6PrAO82 if you plan to attend.
6:45 p.m.: Recognition of founding AADS members, Garrey Dennie, AADS
7:00 p.m.: Welcome and opening Remarks, Jeff Coleman AADS
Opening Panel Civic Virtue and Confronting Slavery
Moderator: Jeff Coleman, AADS