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Marty Wyngaarden Krauss, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Welcome


What Is Slavery's Religious and Sexual Legacy?

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Bernadette J. Brooten, Opening Address: What is Slavery's Religious and Sexual Legacy?

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Adrienne Davis, Miscegenation and Morality: The Contemporary Politics and Racial Meanings of Marriage

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Nancy Rawles, Prayer for my daughter

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Dorothy Roberts, The Paradox of Silence and Display: Sexual Violation of Enslaved Women and Contemporary Contradictions in Black Female Sexuality

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Performance: Roots Uprising, Dancing Beloved


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Adam Jaffe, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Welcome


How Has Slavery Shaped Our Understandings of Marriage and Friendship?

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Gail Labovitz, The Purchase of His Money: Slavery and the Ethics of Jewish Marriage

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Kecia Ali, Slavery and Sexual Ethics in Islam

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Barbara Savage, The Same-Sex Marriage Debate in the African American Churches: An Historical Perspective

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Frances Smith Foster, Call Me “Mrs.”: Motherhood, Marriage, and (Sexual) Morality in Nineteenth-Century African America


Sexual Assault and Exploitation under Slavery and Jim Crow

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Catherine Clinton, Breaking the Silence: Sexual Hypocrisies from Thomas Jefferson to Strom Thurmond

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Mia Bay, In Search of Sally Hemings: Slavery and Sexual Agency in the History of the United States


Katani

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Lullabies sung by enslaved girls and women in the United States


Christianity: Religion of the Slaveholders and the Enslaved

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Jennifer Glancy, Habits of Slavery in Early Christianity

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Dwight Hopkins, Slavery, Black Women, and Sexual Justice: A Theological Perspective

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Sylvester Johnson, Biblical Debates Over Slavery


Florence Ladd

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Original poetry


Mende Nazer

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Antislavery activist formerly enslaved in the Sudan


Beyond Slavery: Creating the Conditions for Meaningful Consent to Sexual Intimacy

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Adrienne Davis, Reparations for Slavery

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Emilie Townes, From Mammy to Welfare Queen: Images of Black Women in Public Policy Formation

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Ellen Barry, African American Women in United States Prisons: The Modern State-Sanctioned Slavery System

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Bernadette J. Brooten, Sexual Ethics Untainted by Slaveholding Values


Small-group Session Highlights

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Sheila Briggs, Gender, Slavery, and Technology: The Shaping of the Early Christian Moral Imagination

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Fay Botham, Anti-Miscegenation Statutes: Roman Catholic and Protestant Theologies of Marriage and Race

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David Wright, "She shall not go free as male slaves do": The Female Debt-Slave in the Hebrew Bible