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Crandall’s student History Society hosted a public lecture on February 13, 2020 to mark Black History Month.
Dr. Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy, Associate Professor of History at the University of New Brunswick, gave a talk on “Disability and Slavery in the Caribbean: The Middle Passage, the Market, and the Plantation,” based on her forthcoming book, Between Fitness and Death: Disability and Slavery in the Caribbean (University of Illinois Press, April 2020).
It was a poignant reflection on the many ways that slavery affected the bodies of bondspeople, and how enslaved people resisted this cruel system. Over seventy members of the Crandall community attended the lecture, engaging Dr. Hunt-Kennedy in a thoughtful period of questions and conversation afterwards.
The event was organized by the student History Society and the Crandall History Department, and additional financial support was provided by the Academic Office.
February is Black History Month in Canada, this year with the theme “Canadians of African Descent: Going Forward, Guided by the Past.”
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