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19
Feb
Date:
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, February 19, 2020
Location:
CoLab
Categories:
Campus Life, Community

Come watch a unique account of the most successful slave rebellion in American history.


This documentary by Tony Buba is based on Marcus Rediker’s The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Viking-Penguin, 2012). It chronicles a trip to Sierra Leone in 2013 to visit the home villages of the people who seized the slave schooner Amistad in 1839; to interview elders about local memory of the case; and to search for the long-lost ruins of Lomboko, the slave-trading factory where the cruel transatlantic voyage began.  The film uses the knowledge of villagers, fishermen and truck drivers to recover a lost history of the struggle against slavery.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Drs. Doug Harvey, Jim Leiker and Irene Olivares, Professors in History and Political Science.

Presented as part of Black History Month.