Slate Academy

How Do We Get Americans to Talk Honestly About Slavery?

How Do We Get Americans to Talk Honestly About Slavery?

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Sept. 17 2015 7:00 PM

Featured Speakers

Rebecca Onion

Rebecca Onion

Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie

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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

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Featured Speakers:

Nancy Bercaw, museum curator, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jamelle Bouie, Slate staff writer

LeVar Burton, actor, director, and educator

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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

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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.

Featured Speakers Bios

Rebecca Onion

Rebecca Onion is a Slate staff writer and the author of Innocent Experiments

Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.

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