Virtual First Friday: Beyond Slavery’s Shadow: Free People of Color in the South with Dr. Warren Milteer
Title: Virtual First Friday: Beyond Slavery’s Shadow: Free People of Color in the South with Dr. Warren Milteer
Start: January 7, 2022, 12:00 pm
End: January 7, 2022, 1:00 pm
Location: (virtual) Zoom*
Cost: FREE for members, $5 for non-members.
While most people of color in the antebellum United States were enslaved, over half a million of these individuals - including 250,000 in the South – were free. Facing growing extremism, this diverse community still managed to defend their families and establish successful businesses and organizations. Join us via Zoom* as Dr. Warren Milteer examines the intersections of wealth, gender, and occupation amid ideas of white supremacy and discrimination. His analysis reveals “a wide range of social interactions and life outcomes for the South’s free people of color and helps explain societal contradictions that continue to appear in the modern United States.” Dr. Warren Eugene Milteer, Jr. holds a PhD in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and he is Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
*TECHNOLOGY: This virtual event will take place via Zoom, an online meeting platform. For optimal experience, guests should connect using a device with a screen, a speaker, and a keyboard. (A web-enabled camera is also nice, but not necessary.) To accommodate guests who may not have access to this technology, a phone number will be provided at registration to dial into the event and listen to the presentation from any landline or mobile phone. Need help using Zoom? Check out this short video. You can also contact us at KHSeducation@ky.gov or call 502-782-8070.