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RZ-266119-19
The Long Road to Freedom: Biddy Mason (1818-1891) and the Making of Black Los Angeles
Sarah Gordon, University of Pennsylvania

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THE TRIALS OF BIDDY MASON: Slavery, Mormonism, and the Making of Black Los Angeles (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: THE TRIALS OF BIDDY MASON: Slavery, Mormonism, and the Making of Black Los Angeles
Abstract: This lecture, given by Sarah Barringer Gordon, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, and Kevin Waite, assistant professor of history at Durham University, reconstructs the many trials of former slave Biddy Mason as she left Georgia’s cotton belt, journeyed across the continent, and built the beginnings of LA’s black community. In particular, it explores the role of the Mormon Church in the national crisis over slavery and the settling of the West.
Author: Kevin Waite
Author: Sarah Barringer Gordon
Date: 01/16/2020
Location: Huntington Library, San marino, CA
Primary URL: https://www.huntington.org/lectures
Primary URL Description: Huntingtin Library's conference and lecture list
Secondary URL: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4449872
Secondary URL Description: Ticket venue


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