Virtual Behind the Bookcase | Abolition and Anti-Slavery in the Early North Atlantic World

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Date / Time

  • December 18, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Advocates for the autonomy and equal treatment of African and Indigenous people have been speaking out since the first European stepped onto American soil. Venture “Behind the Bookcase” with The Rosenbach to explore anti-racism in colonial America through the books and manuscripts of our American history collections. We’ll witness Benjamin Lay’s radicalism in Quaker Philadelphia, explore Phillis Wheatley’s poetic expression of anti-slavery sentiment in 18th century Boston, and view The Rosenbach’s recently acquired Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African, the first book written and published by people of African descent in Great Britain.  For this Behind the Bookcase tour, Rosenbach guide Michiko Quinones will be interviewed by writer and activist Kalela Williams. Michiko Quinones is the founder and co-anchor of the “Philly People Now Deceased” Podcast and a docent at the African American Museum in Philadelphia; Kalela Williams is a Philadelphia history tour guide and founder of the online and in-person community Black History Maven.

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