About the event

Join professors Eric Lott, Jennifer Morgan, and Jeffrey Ferguson as they assess the impact of W.E.B. Du Bois’s work—including his seminal texts The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the U.S., 1638–1870 (1896) and Black Reconstruction (1935)—on the development of American studies, African American studies, and Atlantic studies. The panel will be followed by a roundtable discussion in which participants will explore “The General Strike,“ a chapter from Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction.

3:00 to 5:00: Panel
5:30 to 7:00: Roundtable discussion
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