Major Academic Conference on Slavery Coming to Philadelphia

A major conference commemorating the 200th anniversary of the abolishment of the slave trade will be held next month in Philadelphia. The conference, entitled “Atlantic Emancipations,” will be held on April 10-12 and will feature more than 40 scholars of slavery in North America. The conference is cosponsored by the Rochester Institute of Technology, Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Library Company of Philadelphia.

The conference was organized by Richard Newman, associate professor of history at the Rochester Institute of Technology and author of the new book, Freedom’s Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church and the Black Founding Fathers.

The conference’s keynote address will be given by Steven Hahn, Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania.

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