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Ana Lucia Araujo: Slavery, and the Problem of Memory and Public History

April 13 at 4:00 pm5:30 pm

The Social Sciences Forum presents the annual Low Lecture, featuring Ana Lucia Araujo, professor of history at Howard University, who will speak on Slavery, and the Problem of Memory and Public History.

Exploring notions of history, collective memory, cultural memory, public memory, official memory, and public history, Araujo’s recent book Slavery in the Age of Memory: Engaging the Past explains how ordinary citizens, social groups, governments and institutions engage with the past of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade. It illuminates how and why over the last five decades the debates about slavery have become so relevant in the societies where slavery existed and which participated in the Atlantic slave trade.

Ana Lucia Araujo is a social and cultural historian writing transnational and comparative history. Her work explores the history of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade and their present-day legacies, including the long history of demands of reparations for slavery and colonialism. She has a particular interest in the memory, heritage, and visual culture of slavery.

Please visit here to join this free online event via Webex (password SP22SSF).

Organized by the Department of History.


April 13
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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