Howard University professor to present ‘Slavery at Mount Vernon and Monticello’ presentation at University of Lynchburg

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Howard University history professor Ana Lucia Araujo has been announced as a presenter at this year’s Ida Wise East Memorial Lecture.

Araujo’s lecture, “Slavery at Mount Vernon and Monticello: Black and White Battles of Memory and Public History,” will be held virtually on Monday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

The lecture will be based on Araujo’s recent book, “Slavery in the Age of Memory: Engaging the Past,” and explores how history and the memory of slavery have been concealed and exposed over the last three decades at Mount Vernon and Monticello, the homes of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, respectively.

“She is an important scholar of slavery and public memory in the Americas and has a unique interdisciplinary – history, art history, anthropology, and fine arts – background. Her broad grounding in the liberal arts made her a good fit for the lecture.”

Dr. Nichole Sanders, the John Franklin East Humanities Professor at University of Lynchburg

The event is free; however, registration is required by filling out an online form which can be found by clicking here.

The event link will be sent after registering.

The Ida Wise East Lecture series was established in 1979 by an endowment gift from Margaret East Nelson of Norfolk, Virginia, in memory of her mother, Ida Wise East, and in recognition of the lifelong interest of the East and Nelson families in the humanities.

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