Honors Event: Master Class: Almost Dead


February 9, 2023    
12:45 pm-1:45 pm

Event Type

Author Dr. Michael Dickinson gives a talk on his new book Almost Dead. Where he will describe how urban environments provided unique barriers to and avenues for social rebirth: the process by which African-descended peoples reconstructed their lives individually and collectively after forced exportation from West Africa.

Dr. Dickinson explains that it was in these urban slave’s communities; within the connections between neighbors and kinfolk; that the enslaved found the physical and psychological resources necessary to endure the seemingly unendurable.

Whether sites of first arrival, commodification, sale, short-term captivity, or lifetime enslavement, the urban Atlantic shaped and was shaped by Black lives.


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Location: West ABC Camden Campus Center