Book Talk: Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence

Date & Time

140 days ago


Brooklyn Heights


Kellie Jackson, assistant professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College, examines the political and social tensions preceding the American Civil War and the conditions that led some black abolitionists to believe that slavery might only be abolished by violence.

Presented in connection with the final weeks of the exhibition “Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom.”

Book Talk: Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of ViolenceTuesday, February 26Doors: 6:00 pmEvent: 6:30 pm$5 General Admission / Free for Members BHS Members: to reserve tickets at the member price, click on "Tickets" and enter your Member ID on the following page after clicking on "Enter Promotional Code." For questions about this event or other inquiries, contact our Visitor Services desk at 718-222-4111, ext. 250. REFUND POLICY: Brooklyn Historical Society requires 24 hours notice before the date of the event to refund a ticket. No refunds are provided after that point. No refunds are provided on the day of the event and all subsequent days. Brooklyn Historical Society public programs are made possible by the New York State Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and, in part, by public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The History Makers series is proudly presented by Bank of America.

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