Acts of Rebellion & Envisioning a New Society: a Conversation with Drs. Vincent Brown and Timothy McCarthy

Date: 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Virtual Event (Registration Required)

Please join The Royall House and Slave Quarters for a dynamic and exciting virtual conversation between Drs. Vincent Brown and Timothy McCarthy about the role of protests and revolts in shaping Black resistance and freedom movements from slave rebellions in the 18th-century Atlantic world, to the Black Lives Matter Movement today. This talk is co-sponsored by the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard and The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Vincent Brown | Charles Warren Professor of American History and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
  • Dr. Tim McCarthy | Lecturer on History and Literature, Education & Public Policy, Harvard University

Vincent BrownVincent Brown is the Charles Warren Professor of American History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He directs the History Design Studio and teaches courses in Atlantic history, African diaspora studies, and the history of slavery in the Americas. Dr. Brown’s latest book, Tacky’s Revolt: the Story of an Atlantic Slave War, won the Phillis Wheatley Book Award. His award-winning first book was The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery.

Tim McCarthyTimothy Patrick McCarthy, an award-winning historian, educator, and human rights activist, has taught on Harvard’s faculty since 2005. Dr. McCarthy currently holds a joint appointment in the Graduate School of Education and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he is Core Faculty at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Dr. McCarthy is the author or editor of five books from the New Press, including Prophets of Protest: Reconsidering the History of American Abolitionism and the forthcoming Stonewall’s Children: Living Queer History in an Age of Liberation, Loss, and Love. 

How to Participate:

The first 100 registrants will be able to participate in this program via Zoom, and the program will also be live-streamed via our Facebook page to anyone who wishes to view it. And, the program will be recorded and posted on our YouTube page.

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acts-of-rebellion-a-conversation-with-drs-vincent-brown-and-tim-mccarthy-tickets-120035392089