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Dr. David Brion Davis: The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

Join us April 9, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for an evening conversation and reception with one of the foremost historians of the twentieth century, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bancroft Prize, and nearly every award given by the historical profession, Dr. David Brion Davis.  Dr. Davis is the Sterling Professor of American History, Emeritus; Director, Emeritus, Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University and is widely recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the history of slavery and abolitionism. 

Dr. David Brion Davis will be joined by former Freedom Center board chair John Pepper and Freedom Center President Dr. Clarence “C.G.” Newsome as he discusses his new book The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation.  The book has been long-awaited conclusion of his magisterial history of slavery and emancipation in Western culture that has been nearly fifty years in the making. 

The program will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. and followed by a conversation with Dr. David Brion Davis at 7:00 p.m.  The event is free. Please RSVP by calling 513-333-7737. 

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 7:00pm