At the first John Hope Franklin Lecture Series, several prominent scholars met to discuss topics related to slavery, race, and freedom. Below, stream lectures and a panel discussion from "Slavery and its Afterlives," which honored Professor Franklin's groundbreaking work on African American history. 

Jennifer Morgan, Professor of History and Chair of the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, on "Madwomen on the Slave Ship, Reproduction and Racial Capitalism."

Vincent Brown, Charles Warren Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard, on "Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War.”

Roundtable discussion on "Slavery and its Afterlives," moderated by Destin Jenkins, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of History at UChicago. Panelists include Brown, Morgan, as well as four UChicago scholars: Adam Green (Associate Professor of American History and the College), Julie Saville (Associate Professor Emerita of History and the College), Brodwyn Fischer (Professor of Latin American History and the College), and Sarah Jessica Johnson (Provost's postdoctoral fellow in English).

To learn more about the lecture series and Professor Franklin's work, please click here. The 2019 John Hope Franklin Lecture Series was sponsored by the Department of History, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, the Social Sciences Division, and the Neubauer Family Assistant Professors Program.