Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Enslaved People and the American North


Price for Members: $28
Price for Non-Members: $42
Date/Time: Wed. July 21 & 28                         10:30 – 12:30
Instructor: Susan McGough, M.A. American studies, University of Hawai’i
Location: ONLINE

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Course Description

 It’s a common misconception that slavery in the United States was confined to the South and rural locations.  The truth is that northern colonies and states participated equally in the transportation, sale, and ownership of enslaved people.  Slaves labored there in both urban and rural settings, built private dwellings, universities, religious institutions, and public buildings.  Their owners included presidents and American icons such as Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, and William Penn.  The north, in short, should not be exempt from a thorough examination of this tragic part of our past.  Allow OLLI and Ms. McGough to cast light on this less known and often less acknowledged part of our history.  It needs doing.


Event Details

Date: 2021-07-21

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

End time: 12:30 p.m.



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