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The Pioneer Valley History Network, UMass Amherst Public History Program and the W.E.B. Du Bois Library are pleased to announce a free, one-day virtual seminar titled Documenting the Early History of Black Lives in the Connecticut River Valley on June 19 from 9:30am to 1pm.


Register here: blogs.umass.edu/PVHN-BlackHistory  to join scholars, public historians, and community members on Juneteenth for a keynote address by Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center at UMass Amherst, as well as two panels: “Histories of Enslavement & Freedom: A Conversation with Scholars” and “Documenting Black Lives in the Early Valley: Methods & Models.”


Other speakers include:  Joseph Carvalho, III, author and retired President and Executive Director of the Springfield Museums, Ian Delahanty, Assistant Professor of History, Springfield College, Gretchen Gerzina, Professor of English at UMass Amherst, Marla Miller, Professor of History and Director of the UMass Amherst Public History Program, Margery O’Toole, Executive Director, Little Compton Historical Society, Dennis Picard, President, Pioneer Valley History Network, Ousmane Power-Greene, Associate Professor of History, Clark University, Erika Slocumb, PhD Candidate, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro American Studies, UMass Amherst, and Emma Winter Zeig, Education and Interpretive Programs Manager, Historic Northampton.



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