Related Events

The museum is collaborating with a number of partners to present programs that explore critical issues raised in the book. Details will be added as the events are confirmed, so please check back regularly.

Past Events and Recordings

April 7, 2021, Recovering the Histories of Seven Enslaved Americans (video) with contributors Henry Louis Gates, Jr and Gregg Hecimovich

September 14, 2020: Aperture Conversation with volume editors Ilisa Barbash, Molly Rogers, and Deborah Willis, moderated by MoMA's Sarah Meister. Recording here.

October 8, 2020: The Enduring Legacy of Slavery and Racism in the North. Panel discussion with Manisha Sinha Kyra Singleton and John Stauffer; moderated by Tiya Miles; hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Recording here.

October 23, 2020: Harvard Book Store with Deborah Willis, John Stauffer, and Sarah Lewis, moderated by volume editor and Peabody Museum curator Ilisa Barbash. Recording here.

December 3, 2020: Photography, Slavery, Agency lecture by Matthew Fox-Amato and Ilisa Barbash; hosted by Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters. Information here. No recording.

February 26, 2021: Troubling Images: Curating Collections of Historical Images. Conversation with Ilisa Barbash, Makeda Best and Mark Sealy; moderated by David Odo. Hosted by the Harvard Art Museums. Recording here.

February 28, 2021: Gilder Lehrman Book Break with Ilisa Barbash, Molly Rogers, and Deborah Willis. Information here. No recording.

March 11, 2021: Nowhere Else: South Carolina and the Legacy of Scientific Racism. Harlan Greene, Jennifer Berry Hawes, Dr. Bernard E. Powers & Molly Rogers discuss the enduring legacy of the Zealy daguerreotypes, hosted by the NYU Center for the Humanities. Recording here.

April 1, 2021: Race, Representation, and Agassiz’s Brazilian Fantasy, a conversation with Sandra Benites, Anita Ekman, Christoph Irmscher, Luciana Namorato; moderated by Alejandro De La Fuente. Hosted by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) and the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture (HMSC). Recording here.

April 7, 2021: Discussion with Henry Louis Gates and Gregg Hecimovich; hosted by the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture (HMSC). Recording here.

May 17, 2021: History, Race and Photography, a conversation with Deborah Willis, Evelyn Higginbotham, Sarah Lewis, and Ilisa Barbash. Hosted by PBS Books in partnership with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). Recording here.