july, 2020

29jul4:00 pm- 5:00 pmFeaturedIn Conversation with Historians: Black Lives Matter, Part Two

Event Details

For general public: live-stream on Facebook and YouTube!

For Columbia affiliates: register and attend via Zoom

This panel discussion will go into the history of abolition, the Reconstruction Era, Black resistance, white supremacy, and the Black Lives Matter movement. A live Q&A will be integrated into the panel, which makes this an interactive conversation.


  • Christopher L. Brown, professor, specializes in the history of eighteenth century Britain, the early modern British Empire, and the comparative history of slavery and abolition, with secondary interests in the age of revolutions and the history of the Atlantic world. He is now at work on two projects, one on British experience along the West African coast in the era of the Atlantic slave trade, and a second on the decline and fall of the British Planter class in the era of abolition and emancipation.


  • Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History, specializes in the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and 19th-century America. His book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery won the Pulitzer, Bancroft, and Lincoln prizes for 2011. His latest book is Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad.


  • Stephanie McCurry, Professor of History, specializes in the American Civil War and Reconstruction, the nineteenth century United States, the American South, and the history of women and gender.  She is also interested in the study of Confederate Monuments and  memory, and Slavery and its Legacy in U.S.


  • Bailey Yellen is a doctoral student at Columbia University studying History who studies slavery, the transatlantic antislavery movement and emancipation. Bailey’s research interests include black resistance in the Atlantic World and the circulation of abolitionist literature between the United States and the British Empire during the 19th century.


(Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm