Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865
Xavier is currently hosting for the traveling version of The Historic New Orleans Collection's exhibit, “Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865”, the exhibit running through Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Library Resource Center (First Floor). The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular Library hours.
In addition, there will be weekly presentations/discussions Tuesday evening in the Nissan Room from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.:
Tuesday, Feb. 26 – Reclaiming African American Legacies and the Human Spirit. This session spotlights recent projects on African American history in the Greater New Orleans and surrounding areas. These projects include historical research as content for self-guided walking tour app, a series of cards used in teaching history. Session might also highlight an additional walking tour of African American history and along with details of recreating historic moments in African American history. This session considers history in the present, and perhaps provides a working response/addition to the first session, Why History Matters. Participants: David Robinson-Morris (XU, Institutional Advancement; Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit; Education), Freddi Williams Evans (Ashe Cultural Center), Laura Tennyson (Contemporary Arts Center), and Leon A. Waters (Hidden History).