To wrap up Slate’s first ever Slate Academy, the History of American Slavery, we’re bringing together an esteemed group of thinkers, storytellers, and historians for a lively and candid evening of presentations and conversations about slavery’s place in American history and its legacy.
Visit slate.com/academy to learn more about Slate Academy.
Nancy Bercaw, museum curator, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Jamelle Bouie, Slate staff writer
LeVar Burton, actor, director, and educator
Paul Gardullo, museum curator, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Jennifer James, director of Africana studies at George Washington University
Dan Kois, Slate culture editor
Joseph McGill, director of the Slave Dwelling Project
Rebecca Onion, Slate history writer
Dolen Perkins-Valdez, best-selling author of Balm and Wench
Michael W. Twitty, chef and blogger at Afroculinaria, Slave Reenactor
Kamau Sadiki, Vice President, National Association of Black Scuba Divers
Mary Elliott, Museum Specialist in the Office of Curatorial Affairs
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.