Current Exhibition



Upcoming and Current Exhibitions and Events


 

Current Exhibition in the Library Company’s
Louise Lux-Sions and Harry Sions Gallery:

The Genius of Freedom: Northern Black Activism and Uplift after the Civil War

November 11, 2014–June 26, 2015

The exhibition and its accompanying programming are supported by funds from the Pennsylvania Abolition Society and the Independence Foundation.

 

 


 

Human Trafficking in Early America

Thursday, April 23 - Saturday, April 25, 2015

This conference explores the ramifications of forced migration in the Atlantic world before 1865, a multifarious phenomenon involving Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans of every decade and region.

Sponsors include the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the Library Company of Philadelphia, Drew University, and the University of Maryland.

Opening Session and Reception at the Library Company of Philadelphia:
April 23, 2015

5:00-6:00: Registration and Reception
Viewing of exhibition The Genius of Freedom: Northern Black Activism and Uplift after the Civil War

6:00-7:15 p.m.: Opening Session
Chair: Richard S. Newman, Library Company of Philadelphia
Keynote Address: Edward E. Baptist, Cornell University: “Trafficking in People, Real or Derivative: the Second Slavery and Anglo-American Development”

Conference website with registration details coming soon

 


 

 

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For more information on these events please call 215-546-3181 or email Alison McMenamin, amcmenamin@librarycompany.org.