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Rashauna Johnson: Public Lecture and Book Signing

 Public Lecture and Book Signing

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6pm - Freeman Auditorium in the Woldenberg Art Center

Rashauna Johnson, author and associate professor of history at Dartmouth College, will present a public lecture and sign copies of her book, Slavery’s Metropolis: Unfree Labor in New Orleans during the Age of Revolutions on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6pm. The lecture will be held in the Woldenburg Art Center Freeman Auditorium located on the uptown campus of Tulane University. This event is free and open to the public.

Rashauna Johnson, a native New Orleanean and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Howard University, earned the Ph.D. in history with a concentration in the African diaspora from New York University. Her dissertation received the 2011 Dean's Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Humanities. Her first book, Slavery's Metropolis: Unfree Labor in New Orleans during the Age of Revolutions (Cambridge University Press, 2016; paperback 2018), was awarded the 2016 Williams Prize for the best book in Louisiana history. It was also named a finalist for the 2016 Berkshire Conference of Women's Historians Book Prize, honorable mention for the Urban History Association's Kenneth Jackson Award, and a finalist for the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize.

For more information, contact Professor Randy Sparks