Shattering the Silences: Seizing Freedom

Presentation by Dr. David Roediger, Foundation Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Kansas University. He is the author of Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All. New York: Verso, 2014; and co-author of The Production of Difference: Race and the Management of Labor in U.S. History, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, and several other books, chapters, and articles on race, labor, and social justice in the United States.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Meyer Library, Room 101
4:30 – 6:00 PM

“Seizing Freedom, David Roediger’s spellbinding account of black self-emancipation and the array of movements accelerated by this ‘general strike of the slaves’ as DuBois put it, reminds us that it is never too late to take up the democratic promise of Radical Reconstruction.”
— Angela Y. Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz

His book Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All. New York: Verso, 2014, is available for purchase at this event. 

Sponsors:  African & African American Studies Committee, Division for Diversity & Inclusion, Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, College of Humanities & Public Affairs, and Political Science Department.

This event is free and open to the public.