Contesting Slavery: Enslaved Missourians' Enduring Struggle for Self Determination

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:00pm

Jesse Auditorium, Jesse Hall


Diane Mutti Burke, associate professor of history at UMKC, will present the inaugural lecture of The African-American Experience in Missouri lecture series on Feb. 3 in Jesse Auditorium. Burke will examine the lives of African-Americans who were enslaved in Mid-Missouri. The small-scale system of slavery practiced in the region created living and working conditions that compromised the strength of enslaved families and communities and increased the possibilities for physical and psychological abuse, yet, at the same time, enhanced opportunities to exist. 

The lecture series is a collaboration of the State Historical Society of Missouri and the University of Missouri's Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity.

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