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African American Experience Lecture Series - Walter Johnson

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The third African-American Experience Lecture, "No Rights Which the White man Was Bound to Respect: Racial Capitalism and Empire in the Age of Dred Scott" by Walter Johnson on April 21, 2016. Walter Johnson, is a professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He is also the author of "Soul by Soul" and "River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Imperialism in the Mississippi Valley." In this presentation, Johnson uses Dred Scott's personal struggle for freedom and the controversial outcome of his US Supreme Court case as a lens to help illuminate the central role of St. Louis in the imperialist and racial capitalist history of the United States. In addition to his research and role as Winthrop Professor of History, Johnson is director of Harvard's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. http://warrencenter.fas.harvard.edu/ The African American Lecture series explores the history of black Americans in Missouri from the earliest period of statehood to the present. http://bit.ly/shsseries This lecture series offers the Mizzou and Columbia community opportunities to gain a new understanding of present-day Missouri by learning about the history of African Americans within the state. This series is a collaboration between the Division of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, and the State Historical Society of Missouri's Center for Missouri Studies. http://bit.ly/muIDE
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