1619 Program Videos

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

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


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