Monday, October 12, 2015

Video Recording of Schomburg Event on European Powers, Islamic Movements, and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Thu, Oct 8 2015 7:00 PM EDT — Thu, Oct 8 2015 8:30 PM EDT


In the 18th century, Senegambia was bitterly contested by France and Great Britain for its slave-trading. But a third power, the Islamic theocracy of Futa Toro, rose to prominence and opposed both foreign powers while seeking to put an end to the slave trade and slavery. Please join Christopher L. Brown, Professor of History at Columbia University, and Rudolph Ware, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, for a fascinating conversation on this intricate story. This event, which will be held at the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is presented in collaboration with The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.


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