“How the Enslaved were Perceived: Images of Slavery” will be the focus of the fourth lecture in the 2009 series, “Slavery in Barbados”, which is being hosted by the Barbados Museum and Historical Society tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3. It will take place at Solidarity House, Harmony Hall, St. Michael at 8:00 p.m. and the presenters will be former Barbados Community College Tutor, Dr. Nancy Jacobs and Museum Director, Alissandra Cummins.
The series continues the following week, Tuesday, March 10, with historian Dr. Karl Watson speaking on the topic: “The Enslaved in the Rural Areas”, while on Tuesday, March 17, Dr. Pedro Welch will focus on “The Enslaved in Town.”
On March 24, Dr. Tara Inniss will look at: “How the Enslaved Lived: Gender and Family Issues”, while on March 31, Dr. Marcia Burrowes will examine “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 www.barbmuse.org.bb.