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Dr. Helena Woodard new book set to be published later this month

Wed, August 14, 2019
Dr. Helena Woodard new book set to be published later this month

Dr. Helena Woodard's new publication entitled, Slave Sites on Display: Reflecting Slavery's Legacy Through Contemporary Flash Moments is set to be published Friday, August 23rd.

In this work, Woodard examines how select modern-day slave sites can be understood as contemporary "flash" moments: specific circumstances and/or seminal events that bind the past to the present. Woodard exposes the complex connections between these slaves sites and the impact of race and slavery today. Though they differ from one another, all of these sites are displayed as slave memorials or monuments and function as high-profile tourist attractions. They interpret a story about the history of Atlantic slavery relative to the lived experiences of the diaspora slave descendants that organize and visit the sites.

 

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