Thursday, April 5, 2018
Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Rm 3037
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, D.C.
Register Event is free but registration is required
Black lives matter. Black bodies matter. These statements form the foundation on which highly acclaimed scholar and author Dr. Daina Ramey Berry crafts her moving work, The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation. A poignant narrative about the values placed on the enslaved throughout their life and even beyond, Dr. Berry also provides nuance to this conversation by giving evidence that the enslaved were aware of the values placed upon them and how they utilized this knowledge to survive within the institution of slavery.
During the event, educators are encourage to grapple with the ideas presented about the economy around black bodies and consider how this impacts the teaching of slavery in the middle and high school classroom. There will be time for dialogue with Dr. Berry after the lecture.
K-12 Educators who attend will receive a copy of The Price for Their Pound of Flesh. This event is free but registration is required.
Article: Excerpt from The Price for Their Pound of Flesh
Dr. Daina Ramey Berry discusses The Price for Their Pound of Flesh (C-SPAN video, run time:1 hour 06 min)
Reading Guide for The Price for Their Pound of Flesh