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Presidential Lecture

The Shadow of Slavery in American Public Life

Wednesday, October 20, 3 p.m.
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

Places and objects have a way of connecting us viscerally and emotionally with the past. Throughout the United States, there are many sites that bear witness to the nation's history of enslavement, yet in those spaces that history has often been obscured or obliterated. In this lecture, President Maurie McInnis will discuss two research projects (one focused on Virginia's role in the American Slave Trade and one focused on slavery at the University of Virginia) and the public engagement that helped make visible the shadows of slavery that had long been hidden.

The lecture will be immediately followed by a viewing of the "To Be Sold" exhibit, with a Club Red reception in the Charles B. Wang Center's Theatre Lobby.