Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

2021 Jun 18

When Did Slavery End in the United States for African Americans?

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Online

Antoinette Harrell, author, historian, and genealogist, will discuss litigation arising from violations of statutes implementing the 13th Amendment, which outlaws slavery and certain forms of involuntary servitude. The files pertain to complaints made by persons (victims) who were being held against their will or forced to work off debts through threats and intimidation by employers or others (subjects), most of whom were African Americans who were physically forced or sometimes beaten to return to former employers to work off their debts. The pastor, author, and Dozier School for Boys...

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2021 Jun 14

The Education Trap: Schools and the Remaking of Inequality in Boston

5:30pm to 6:30pm

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Online

For generations, Americans have looked to education as the solution to economic disadvantage. Yet, although more people are earning degrees, the gap between rich and poor is widening. Cristina Viviana Groeger’s book The Education Trap: Schools and the Remaking of Inequality in Boston (Harvard University Press, 2021) delves into the history of this seeming contradiction...

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2021 May 05

Medical Racism from 1619 to the Present: History Matters

4:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on communities of color in the United States. In addition, the uneven and unequal distribution of vaccines is raising the issue of mistrust and vaccine hesitancy in these same communities. Lack of trust in the US healthcare system among communities of color is inextricably linked to the history of systemic racism in this country. With fewer than half of Black American adults indicating that they will definitely or probably get vaccinated against COVID-19, understanding the roots of this hesitancy—which dates back centuries—is...

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2021 May 05

Medical Racism from 1619 to the Present: History Matters

4:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on communities of color in the United States. In addition, the uneven and unequal distribution of vaccines is raising the issue of mistrust and vaccine hesitancy in these same communities. Lack of trust in the US healthcare system among communities of color is inextricably linked to the history of systemic racism in this country. With fewer than half of Black American adults indicating that they will definitely or probably get vaccinated against COVID-19, understanding the roots of this hesitancy—which dates back centuries—is...

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2021 Mar 15

Transients: A Poetry Reading and Discussion with Douglas Ridloff

4:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Douglas Ridloff is the founder and executive director of ASL Slam, a nonprofit organization that creates safe spaces for the Deaf community to thrive in the many modalities of their native language. By hosting a monthly event at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City and then bringing ASL Slam and his unique style of visual vernacular poetry to Australia, Cuba, France, Germany, Israel, Jamaica, Russia, the United Kingdom, and beyond, Ridloff has fostered engagement and enthusiasm for sign languages worldwide...

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2021 Mar 31

MUTINY: poems

12:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Phillip B. Williams is researching, writing, and revising poems (title: “Mutiny”) and prose (title: “Threshold”). Within both genres, he hopes to research and explore Black folklore, African-diasporic mythologies and spiritual practices, and alternative ways of documenting Black selfhood outside of the human/nonhuman dichotomy. 

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