LECTURE SERIES LOOKS AT SLAVERY, GENDER AND FAMILY

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A close look at how slaves lived in Barbados will be the focus of the seventh lecture in the series organised by the Barbados Museum and Historical Society.

The presentation, entitled “How the Enslaved Lived: Gender and Family Issues”, will take place next Tuesday, March 24, at Solidarity House, Harmony Hall, St. Michael, starting at 8:00 p.m. The speaker will be Dr. Tara Inniss.

The following lecture will be held on March 31, with university lecturer, Dr. Marcia Burrowes, addressing the topic “How the Enslaved Lived: Independent Social and Cultural Activity.”

The penultimate lecture, “Slavery from the Ground Up: The Archaeological Evidence” will take place on Tuesday, April 7, and will be presented by Dr. Thomas Loftfield.

The series concludes the following week, Tuesday, April 14, with Professor Alvin Thompson speaking on the topic “Testing the Chains: Resistance to Slavery.”
All lectures will be held at Solidarity House, beginning at 8:00 p.m.

The series is being held in conjunction with the Department of History of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, St. Ann’s Garrison, St. Michael at 427-0201/ 436-1956 or e-mail museum@caribsurf.com.

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