Lecture: Slaves, Students, and the 1847 Expulsion Riot at GW
February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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.