AW Fall lecture series begins Oct. 24th with Dr. Lisa A. Lindsay

The Atlantic World Program in the Department of History is pleased to present its fall lecture series speaker, Professor Lisa A. Lindsay, Associate Professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill. Professor Lindsay will deliver a talk titled “Remembering His Country Marks: A Family History in Africa and America,” on Thursday October 24 at 5:30pm in Brewster C103.

Professor Lindsay’s research centers on the social history of West Africa and on links between Africa and the Atlantic World. She is the author of two books, Working With Gender, which examines gender and wage labor in Nigeria and Captives as Commodities, which offers a general history of the transatlantic slave trade. Her talk will focus on her current research, a contextualized biography of a South Carolina freedman who in the 1850s migrated to modern-day Nigeria, making trans-Atlantic connections that his descendants and their American relatives maintain to this day.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kennetta Perry (

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