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400 Years Initiative

Examining 400 Years

Join us for a moderated conversation on African American history and critical understanding of the legacies of slavery. This conversation is led by Lesley University’s own Dr. Tatiana Cruz and will also feature our two guest speakers from Tufts University, Dr. Kendra Field and Dr. Kerri Greenidge

Date: Monday, November 4
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Location: Washburn Auditorium


From the Speakers:

  • African American Trail Project, co-directed by Dr. Keri Greenidge.
  •  Cruz, T. M. F. (2017). “We Took 'Em On”: The Latino Movement for Educational Justice in Boston, 1965-1980. Journal of Urban History, 43(2), 235–255. HTML & PDF.*
  • Field, K. T. (2015). “No Such Thing as Stand Still”: Migration and Geopolitics in African American History. Journal of American History, 102(3), 693–718. Link to PDF.*



More Resources:

  • New York Times Magazine 1619 Project: a full issue of the New York Times Magazine dedicated to exploring the impact of the arrival of the first enslaved people from West Africa in the present-day US.
  • 1619 Project Pulitzer Center Education Programming: further resources from the Pulitzer Center to support teaching and curricula around the 1619 Project.
  • Baptist, E. E. (2014). The half has never been told : slavery and the making of American capitalism. Basic Books. eBook.*
  • Fields, B. J. (1990). Slavery, race and ideology in the United States of America. New Left Review, 181(1), 95-118. PDF. Barbara Fields' seminal work examining the impact of slavery on ideas of race in America.
  • Fields, B. J. (1985). Slavery and freedom on the middle ground : Maryland during the nineteenth century. Yale University Press. Request from FLO.
  • Voyages: the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database: a digital humanities project led by Emory University that includes a multisource data set about approximately 36,000 voyages in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade as well as maps, historical documents, and images.

* Asterisks indicate materials provided through Lesley databases. Items without asterisks are freely available on the web.