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Thursday, June 15 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Plenary Session: Transforming Public History in the Atlantic World

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Transforming Public History in the Atlantic World

Ana Lucia Aroujo, Howard University
Richard Benjamin, International Slavery Museum—National Museums, Liverpool
Alissandra Cummins, UNESCO
Rex Ellis, Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History
Bayo Holsey, Rutgers University
Bernard Powers, College of Charleston, Moderator 


Bernard Powers

College of Charleston

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Ana Lucia Araujo

Ana Lucia Araujo is cultural historian and a Professor of History at the historically black Howard University in Washington DC. Her work explores the history and the memory of the Atlantic slave trade and slavery and their social and cultural legacies. She is particularly interested in the public memory, heritage, and visual culture of slavery. Over the last years she authored the... Read More →

Richard Benjamin

Dr. Richard Benjamin Head, International Slavery Museum       Richard heads the International Slavery Museum at National Museums Liverpool where he is responsible for the strategic development of the Museum, including its forthcoming education and resource centre, partnerships, research and collection policies. He is also the Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery, a partnership with the University of... Read More →

Rex Ellis

Dr. Rex M. Ellis Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs National Museum of African American History and Culture Smithsonian Institution 600 Maryland Avenue SW Suite 7001 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Phone: 202-633-9468 Fax: 202-633-4816 E-mail: ellisrm@SI.EDU | Dr. Rex M. Ellis is presently the Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) at the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Ellis is charged with the responsibility for planning, developing, directing, and managing all curatorial, collections, education and outreach programs and activities. Curatorial Affairs is the primary implementing office of the... Read More →
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Bayo Holsey

Bayo Holsey is an Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University. Her research and writing address public culture and history in West Africa and the African diaspora.  She is the author of Routes of Remembrance: Refashioning the Slave Trade in Ghana (University of Chicago P... Read More →

Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Stern Center Ballroom 71 George St, Charleston, SC 29401

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