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Freeing an Empire's Slaves

Award-winning journalist Adam Hochschild will speak about his  recent work on the Abolitionist movement in 19th-century Great Britain on Monday, 6 October, at 5:00pm at Love Auditorium. Hochschild's most recent book is Bury the Chains: The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery, one of the inspirations for the film Amazing Grace. Hochschild is also the author of King Leopold's Ghost. A co-founder of Mother Jones magazine, Hochschild has also written for The New Yorker, Harper's, the New York Review of Books and The Nation. Hochschild teaches writing at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. This event, free and open to the public, is part of the series, "IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY: ATLANTIC SLAVERY, LEOPOLD'S CONGO AND THE LEGACY OF EARLY HUMAN RIGHTS PIONEERS."  The series is cosponsored by the Office of the Vice-Provost for Iinterdisciplinary Studies, the Duke University Center for International Studies, the Archive for Human Rights at the Duke University Libraries and African and African AmericanStudies (AAAS).

Monday, 6 October
5:00 pm-8:00 pm, with a reception following the talk
Love Auditorium in the Levine Science Research Center
Parking available in the Bryan Center deck

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Posted 6 October 2008

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