"Highways, Byways, and Railways: Mapping Frederick Douglass' Journey in Britain"
February 7 at 2:30pm in Bass Library, L01
African American abolitionists made an indelible mark on nineteenth-century Britain. Their lectures were held in famous meeting halls, taverns, the houses of wealthy patrons, theatres, and churches across the country. Britons inevitably and unknowably walk past sites with a rich history of black activism every day. In this talk, Hannah-Rose Murray will discuss what digital humanities methods offer social historians, particularly when it comes to making activist histories more visible.
Hannah-Rose Murray received a Ph.D. from the Department of American and Canadian Studies at the University of Nottingham and is currently a Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Centre at Yale University.
The event is open to the public. All are welcome to attend!