Thirteenth Annual Shriber Lecture -- “Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home”

Day Thursday, May 06
Time 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/91364219859

Richard Bell, professor of history at the University of Maryland and author of the new book "Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home" will present the Shriber Lecture. He has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress and is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award. He serves as a trustee of the Maryland Center for History and Culture, as an elected member of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts and as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.”

The story:
Philadelphia, 1825: five young, free black boys fall into the clutches of the most fearsome gang of kidnappers and slavers in the United States. Lured onto a small ship with the promise of food and pay, they are instead met with blindfolds, ropes, and knives. Over four long months, their kidnappers drive them overland into the Cotton Kingdom to be sold as slaves. Determined to resist, the boys form a tight brotherhood as they struggle to free themselves and find their way home.

Via Zoom: https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/91364219859 <https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/91364219859>
 
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Add to Calendar 05/06/2021 7:00 PM 05/06/2021 8:30 PM 15 Thirteenth Annual Shriber Lecture -- “Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home” Richard Bell, professor of history at the University of Maryland and author of the new book "Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home" will present the Shriber Lecture. He has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress and is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award. He serves as a trustee of the Maryland Center for History and Culture, as an elected member of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts and as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.”<br><br>The story:<br>Philadelphia, 1825: five young, free black boys fall into the clutches of the most fearsome gang of kidnappers and slavers in the United States. Lured onto a small ship with the promise of food and pay, they are instead met with blindfolds, ropes, and knives. Over four long months, their kidnappers drive them overland into the Cotton Kingdom to be sold as slaves. Determined to resist, the boys form a tight br https://binghamton.zoom.us/j/91364219859