History Department
History Department

Roundtable Discussion: "Convict Leasing in Texas: Activism and Commemoration" (sponsored by American Studies Dept., History, and others)

Thu, October 24, 2019 | Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st Street

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This round table discussion will feature several activists who have been deeply engaged in unearthing and sharing the history of convict leasing in Texas. The work they’re doing has received national coverage in a story that’s still unfolding: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/27/opinion/sugar-land-texas-graves-slavery.html

Panelists:
Mr. Reginald Moore, Mr. Samuel Collins III, and Dr. Baxter Montgomery of the Convict Leasing and Labor Project

Moderator:
Professor Shirley Thompson, Departments of American Studies and African and African Diaspora Studies

Reception to Follow.

Sponsored by the Department of American Studies, the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, the Department of History, the Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

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