Exhibition Opening: Purchased Lives

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Sunday February 10

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2:00 PM  –  3:30 PM


Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 – 1865

Sunday, February 10, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Purchased Lives personalizes the pain and injustice of the American domestic slave trade. The exhibition illuminates just how widespread the practice of slavery was in American life, as well as its impact on enslaved families across the country.

The opening program features a powerful conversation about the long-lasting impact of the domestic slave trade with Erin Greenwald, Curator of Purchased Lives, Dr. Nancy Bercaw, Chair of the Division of Political History, National Museum of American History, and Dr. Christopher Reed, professor emeritus of history, Roosevelt University, Black Chicago History Forum. Program moderated by Morgan Elise Johnson, an award-winning filmmaker, publisher and co-founder of thetriibe.com, a digital publication re-shaping the narrative of Black Chicago.

Members: To take advantage of your membership benefits, please register for an account, or sign in at the top right corner of the screen. After you “Add to Cart” your member discount will be applied on the next screen.