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The Antislavery Press and the Road to Civil War

November 7, 2018
7:00 pm

Norwich Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
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University of Connecticut history professor Manisha Sinha explores the work and legacy of antislavery editors such as William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and Martin Delaney, whose journalism in the mid-19th century was critical to the abolition of slavery.

Co-sponsored by the Dartmouth College History Department. Hosted by the Norwich Public Library and the Norwich Historical Society.

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The First Wednesdays talks that are supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with the Pulitzer Prizes are part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” Initiative, which is administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.

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