Jubilee’s Experiment: British Emancipation in the Caribbean and Black History in America

A Black History Month Lecture Featuring Dr. Dexter Gabriel

Thursday, February 22

6:00 PM ET

Virtual Event | Free

In the early United States, the emancipated British Caribbean colonies often entered into debates over abolition in America. This was a public discourse, created by Black and white abolitionists, but African Americans more generally, as both propaganda and rhetoric. In their vocal defense of freedom in the British West Indies, African Americans also spoke in defense of themselves, deploying arguments that reflected themes of liberty, equality, and citizenship in the broader Atlantic. Please join the Library Company for this installment of our annual Black History Month program series!

Dr. Dexter Gabriel is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Connecticut.His research interests include the history of bondage, resistance, and freedom in the Black Atlantic, as well as interdisciplinary approaches to slavery within popular culture and media. Dr. Gabriel was the Library Company 2015-16 Mellon Scholars Program in African American History Postdoctoral Fellow.

Sponsored by The Program in African-American History

Closed captioning will be provided. Should you require assistance registering please call 215-546-3181 x. 144


Feb 22 2024


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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