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The People's University: The Amistad Rebellion

Saturday, February 2, 2013 | Other Dates  
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Marcus Rediker, Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh, will be speaking about his new book, The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom. The book offers a new approach to the famous Amistad revolt of 1839, in which 53 captive Africans threw off their chains, captured their slave ship and ultimately won a long legal battle and the right to return to their native land in Sierra Leone. This handful of self-emancipated Africans opened a way for millions to follow. Rediker is the author of several prize-winning books, including The Slave Ship: A Human History. Book signing to follow.

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Event fee: Free
Location:
4400 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact:
Bonnie
412.622.3151
newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org