|Wilkins Lecture features expert on African American slavery, contemporary human trafficking|
The History Department welcomes all to the Wilkins Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. This year’s featured speaker is the nationally renowned James Stewart, James Wallace Professor of History Emeritus at Macalester College. Dr. Stewart’s talk, “The Old Slavery and the New: History, Memory, and the Challenges of Human Trafficking,” examines the struggle to abolish slavery in Lincoln’s time and our own.
Over the past four decades, Stewart has published 10 books and over 60 articles, all addressing this broad and complex topic.
Besides having held the position of president of the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic (2005), he continues to serve on advisory boards for the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Emancipation and Resistance (Yale University), the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the Smithsonian's Museum of African American History.
With Richard J.M. Blackett (Vanderbilt University), he co-edits a book series titled "Abolition, Antislavery and the Atlantic World" for Louisiana State University Press.
For more information, visit http://www.und.nodak.edu/org/rrvhc/keynote_speaker.html
-- Eric Burin, Associate Professor, History, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-4622