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Lecture: Slaves, Students, and the 1847 Expulsion Riot at GW

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Phillip Troutman, assistant professor, George Washington University Writing and History departments

Phillip Troutman presents new research on the history of slavery at Columbian College—then a Baptist college, now George Washington University. Troutman focuses on an 1847 case in which Abram, a young man enslaved by the college steward, attempted to sue for his freedom. Abram was aided by Henry Arnold, a college junior who was expelled for his actions, creating a scandal in the Baptist press.

This program is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series inspired by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Free; no reservations required.

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Date:
February 5
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Program Category:
Website:
https://museum.gwu.edu/slavery

Venue

George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum
701 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
Phone:
202-994-5200
Website:
Museum.GWU.edu

Organizer

George Washington University Museum | The Textile Museum
Phone:
202-994-5200
Email:
museuminfo@gwu.edu
Website:
Museum.GWU.edu