Dr. Warren Eugene Milteer, Jr., "Beyond Slavery's Shadow: Free People of Color in the South"
Please join the From Slavery to Freedom Lab for a presentation by Dr. Warren Eugene Milteer, Jr. titled "Beyond Slavery's Shadow: Free People of Color in the South."
Dr. Warren Milteer, Jr.'s presentation will focus on his recently published research about free people of color in the South. In his book, Beyond Slavery's Shadow: Free People of Color in the South, Milteer draws from a wide array of sources to demonstrate that from the colonial period through the Civil War, the growing influence of white supremacy and proslavery extremism created serious challenges for free people of color in the South. Segregation, exclusion, disfranchisement, and discriminatory punishment were ingrained in their collective experiences. Nevertheless, in the face of attempts to deny them the most basic privileges and rights, free people of color defended their families and established organizations and businesses. Milteer's analysis of the way wealth, gender, and occupation intersected with ideas promoting white supremacy and discrimination reveals a wide range of social interactions and life outcomes for the South's free people of color and helps to explain societal contradictions that continue to appear in the modern United States.
Register for the event here: https://duke.is/498ff