Date: 6:00pm EST February 21, 2013
Blood and Treasure: Captives, Smugglers, and the Slave Ship ‘Wildfire’, an introductory talk by Ted Maris-Wolf
In the summer of 1860, several hundred Africans newly liberated from a slave ship found themselves embarked on a second hellish journey – and enmeshed in the political crisis that would soon unleash the American Civil War. Their little-known story is the subject of the talk by the historian Ted Maris-Wolf, who will soon be joining the Washington College community as the new Deputy Director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.
The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception.
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Sponsored by the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.