Virtual First Friday: Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood: African American Children in the Antebellum North, with Dr. Crystal Webster

Title: Virtual First Friday: Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood: African American Children in the Antebellum North, with Dr. Crystal Webster

Start: April 1, 2022, 12:00 pm

End: April 1, 2022, 1:00 pm

Location: (virtual) Zoom*

Cost: FREE for KHS members, $5 for non-members

Dr. Crystal Webster explores the world of Black children in the Northern United States during the years before the Civil War, revealing the complex social and economic realities they navigated.  Though free from the bonds of slavery, northern Black children continued to be marginalized in many ways, but “nevertheless carved out physical and social space for play, for learning, and for their own aspirations.” 

Dr. Crystal Webster holds a Ph.D. in African American Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  She is an Assistant Professor of African American History at the University of British Columbia.

*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 in 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.

 

Registration: Please register by clicking the button below, and you will receive information on how to connect.  Registration deadline is 10 am on the day of the event.

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