Please join the Departments of Black Studies and Chicana/o Studies on March 1st (6pm PST) for our joint Colloquim:
The Underground Railroad Reconsidered: Freedom Fighters and Liberation in Mexican Destinations
María Esther Hammack (Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, UT Austin)
While histories of the Underground Railroad often center Canadian freedom destinations, thousands of Black Americans fled South to claim freedom in Mexican spaces. This talk will overview Mexico's process of abolition and Black peoples' liberation pursuits to showcase how Mexican freedom was engineered and how it materialized for Black freedom seekers. It will also showcase the significance of Black liberation and Mexican freedom in the histories of American slavery, abolition, and emancipation.
February 23, 2021 - 10:53am