Lecture: Dr. Mary Ellen Curtin

“Was It Justice? Convict Labor And The Practice Of Punishment In America,” Dr. Mary Ellen Curtin, associate professor of history at American University. The lecture will explore the history of forced labor as legal punishment for men and women, black and white.  

The event is co-sponsored by Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Department of English, Department of History, the Institute for African American Studies, and the Institute for Women's Studies Free parking for off-campus visitors is available in the Hull Street Deck.

Hargrett Library’s new exhibit The New South and New Slavery: Convict Labor in Georgia is open through Dec. 13. The Hargrett Library Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Monday, September 16 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, Special Collections Auditorium
300 S Hull Street, Athens, GA 30605