The Underground Railroad and the Anti-Slavery Movement in Global Perspective

Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE) will host Richard Blackett, a renowned historian of the  abolitionist movement in the U.S. and the roles African Americans played in the movement to abolish slavery. Blackett, the Andrew Jackson Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, is the author of “Building an Antislavery Wall: Black Americans in the Atlantic Abolitionist Movement, 1830-1860,” “Beating Against the Barriers: Biographical Essays in Nineteenth  Century Afro-American History” and “Divided Hearts: Britain and the American Civil War.”’

When: CMU’s Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53.

Where: October 26, 2012. Refreshments will be provided at 4:30 p.m., and the lecture and discussion will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Full press-release: CMU’s CAUSE Partners With Heinz History Center for 2012-13 Speaker Series

By: Shilo Rea

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