Monthly Archives: November 2013

AW Welcomes Prof. Lisa Lindsay for Fall 2013 Lecture Series

On Thursday, October 24, 2013 the Atlantic Program hosted Dr. Lisa Lindsay as our fall 2013 lecture series speaker. Professor Lindsay shared research on her latest project titled, “Remembering His Country Marks: A Family History in Africa and America,” which is an Atlantic-oriented biography of South Carolina freedman, James Churchwill Vaughn. Tracing the connections that Vaughn and his family members made between the U.S. South and West Africa beginning in the 19thc, Lindsay‚Äôs lecture highlighted the ways in which reconstructing family histories offers a useful means of understanding how the movements of people and kinship ties form an important part of the history of the Atlantic World.

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