Award-Winning Author Stephanie Cole to Speak at the Freedom Center

. September 19, 2014

As Part of the John Pepper Lecture Series, Presented by the University of Cincinnati and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

CINCINNATI – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host award-winning author and historian Dr. Stephanie Cole, September 16 at 7 p.m. in the Everyday Freedom Heroes gallery to discuss her recent article chronicling the experiences of enslaved African Americans in Kentucky.

Stephanie Cole, Ph.D. is the associate professor of history at the University of Texas in Arlington and the recent recipient of the Richard C. Wade Award—a recognition given bi-annually to the best article published in Ohio Valley History, for her article, Servants and Slaves in Louisville: Race, Ethnicity, and Household Labor in an Antebellum Border City. The article sheds light on the core themes highlighted at the Freedom Center, taking an in-depth look at the day-to-day lives of enslaved African Americans in the region.

“Her article, as documented through a focused lens, uncovers a new layer of depth and understanding to what slave labor was like regionally” says Clarence G. Newsome, Ph.D., president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “It is of the upmost importance that her insights are shared at the Freedom Center and discussed with the public and other scholars in the field to begin to fit together a more accurate and complete picture of what slavery was like.”

The Dr. Stephanie Cole lecture is a free event, open to the public and presented by the University of Cincinnati and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. followed by the lecture at 7 p.m. Please visit www.freedomcenter.org for more information on this and other upcoming 10th anniversary programming.

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