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Monuments and Memory: Christ Church and African American History – Part I of II
October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Professor Anne C. Bailey is back!
Part I: Zoom Webinar
We are back again for a second virtual discussion and Q&A featuring author Professor Anne C. Bailey on her remarkable book, The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History. Bailey’s book, published by Cambridge University Press in 2017, focuses on the largest recorded slave auction in American history, where in 1859 over 400 men, women, and children were sold by Pierce Butler Jr. of the Butler Plantation estates. This book is one of the first to analyze the operation of this auction and trace the lives of slaves before, during, and after their sale.
As an institution, we are committed to exploring the history of Christ Church without filters. 2021 marked our 325th anniversary and we are celebrating this occasion by organizing a series of lectures about and concerned with the history of the church.
Tune in as we discuss the immersive research process that went into the creation of this book and the significance of the tombs and monuments at Christ Church in the shaping of our society including those related to the iconic Weeping Time sale. We are committed to memorializing and honoring the lives of African Americans in this collective history.
Free but registration is required.
Part II will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 5:30 to 7:30pm and includes a Q&A and book signing *** If you’d like to attend part II, additional registration is required *** see calendar for more information and ticket link.