1619 Program Videos

1619 And Beyond: Explorations in Atlantic Slavery and its American Legacy

2020-2021 Videos:

Friday, September 11, 2020

Lecture:  “Recaptive Shipmate Journeys through the Carceral Spaces of the U.S. Slave Trade Suppression”
By Sharla Fett, Professor of History; Chair, Department of American Studies, Occidental College
Video of this lecture is available for a limited time here.


Friday, October 9, 2020

Lecture: “Slaves of the State: Black Women and Prison Labor in the Post-Civil War South”
By Talitha L. LeFlouria, The Lisa Smith Discovery Associate Professor in African and African-American Studies, University of Virginia
Video of this lecture is available for a limited time here.


Friday, January 22, 2021

Lecture: “An Interview: Eyes in the Prize as Documentary and Document”
By Judy Richardson, SNCC Veteran, Documentary Filmmaker


Friday, February 5, 2021

“Policing Black America: A Dialogue” with Carl Sudder, Shannon King and Hasan Kwame Jeffries


Friday, March 5, 2021

“The Black Athlete: Politics and Protest in the Era of Black Lives Matter”
with Derrick White, Professor of History, University of Kentucky, and
Louis Moore, Associate Professor of History, Grand Valley State University


2019-2020 Videos:

Friday, September 27, 2019

Lecture: “Africa and the Origins of Atlantic Slaving”
Lisa Lindsay
Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor
Chair, Department of History
University of North Carolina
With introductions by History Department Chair and Professor Scott Levi and History Professor Stephanie Shaw.


Friday, October 18, 2019

Lecture: “The First Atlantic Revolution:  Islam, Abolition and Republic in West Africa, circa 1776”
Randolph Ware 
Associate Professor, Department of History
University of California Santa Barbara
With introductions by History Professors Stephanie Shaw and Ousman Kobo.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Lecture: “Blackout: Shining a Light on Two Centuries of Forced Illiteracy in the Slave South”
Peter Wood
Professor Emeritus, Duke University

Friday, January 31, 2020

Lecture: “Madwomen on the Slave Ship; Reproducing Racial Capitalism in the Early Black Atlantic”
Jennifer L. Morgan

Professor and Chair of Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University


Friday, February 7, 2020

Lecture: “The Myth of Tignon and the Invention of New Orleans”
Jonathan M. Square

Assistant Professor for the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature, Harvard University
(Video is not available for this lecture.)


Friday, February 21, 2020

Lecture: “Before the Human: Africans, Sovereigns & Slaves”
Herman Bennett
Professor in The Graduate Center at the City University of New York
(Video is not available for this lecture.)

Friday, February 28, 2020

Lecture: “The Carceral Landscape: Toward an Environmental History of Enslaved Resistance”
Walter Johnson

Winthrop Professor of History, Harvard University and Professor of African and African-American Studies