Enslaved - Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade - May 9, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ A.W. Jones Heritage Center

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On Thursday, May 9, at 6 p.m., Walter Hawthorne, Ph.D., will present “Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade.” The lecture will explore a major online database project that Dr. Hawthorne has undertaken in conjunction with Matrix, the digital humanities center at Michigan State University. The website, Enslaved.org, is a repository of richly detailed stories of the lives of enslaved people. The project, funded by the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, aims to discover and link individual stories and provide a deeper understanding of U.S. history. Through his program, Dr. Hawthorne hopes to make connections that will expand the project in Coastal Georgia.

Walter Hawthorne is a professor of African, Atlantic, and Digital History at Michigan State University. He is also the director of Enslaved.org and an editor of the Journal of Slavery and Data Preservation. Dr. Hawthorne received his Ph.D. in African History from Stanford University. His research focuses on the history of the Atlantic Slave Trade, and he has written on African agricultural practices, religious beliefs, and family structures in the Old and New Worlds. His most recent books include Planting Rice and Harvesting Slaves: Transformation along the Guinea-Bissau Coast, 1400-1900 and From Africa to Brazil: Culture, Identity, and an Atlantic Slave Trade, 1600-1830.

The program is free and open to the public. To register, visit coastalgeorgiahistory.org or call (912) 634-7090.

Enslaved - Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade - May 9, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ A.W. Jones Heritage Center originally posted on by Elegant Island Living magazine.

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