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"Celia, A Slave" at 30: Revisiting a Classic
Originally published in 1991, Melton A. McLaurin's "Celia, A Slave" revealed the moral dilemmas of slavery through the story of an enslaved woman who fought back against sexual exploitation by her enslaver. The 30th anniversary edition of this classic work includes a new foreword by historians Daina Ramey Berry and Jennifer L. Morgan, evaluating its significance in the context of twenty-first-century scholarship. Join Drs. McLaurin, Berry, and Morgan for this free online discussion, sponsored by the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech.

Jan 24, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Daina Ramey Berry
@University of Texas
Daina Ramey Berry is Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a scholar of slavery and Black Women’s History and the award-winning author/editor of six books including the recent, A Black Women’s History of the United States.
Melton McLaurin
Melton McLaurin is Professor Emeritus in the UNC-Wilmington Department of History. He is the author or co-author of nine books and numerous articles on various aspects of the history of the American South and race relations, including Celia, A Slave (University of Georgia Press, 1991), which was chosen as a New York Times notable book for that year.
Jennifer L. Morgan
@New York University
Jennifer L. Morgan is Professor of History in the department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University where she also serves as Chair. Her most recent publication is Reckoning with Slavery: Gender, Kinship and Capitalism in the Early Black Atlantic. Morgan serves as the Council Chair for the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture.