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Converse Hall, Cole Assembly Room
  • Open to the Public

Please join us for an enlightening conversation about Amherst College’s relationship to slavery. This talk will focus on Amherst students, faculty members and trustees who promoted the idea that emancipation should be combined with expatriation to Africa and other locations.

Sponsored by the Steering Committee on Reckoning with the Racial History of Amherst College and the Departments of Black Studies and History. 

Andy Hammann is a research affiliate with the Universities Studying Slavery Consortium at the University of Virginia. His first book, Freedom in Black and White: The Politics of Slavery and Black Expatriation in Nineteenth Century America, will be published next year by the University of Virginia Press. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Stanford, as well as an MBA from The Wharton School and a B.A. from Yale. For more information, see

Contact Info

Martin Garnar
(413) 542-2378
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