"Celia, A Slave" at 30: Revisiting a Classic (Online Lecture)

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Mon January 24, 2022, 7:00 – 8:15 PM ET.

Celia, A Slave at 30: Revisiting a Classic in the History of Slavery and the Civil War Era.” 

Originally published in 1991, Melton A. McLaurin’s Celia, A Slave revealed the moral dilemmas of slavery through the story of an enslaved woman who fought back against sexual exploitation by her enslaver. The 30th anniversary edition of this classic work includes a new foreword by historians Daina Ramey Berry and Jennifer L. Morgan, evaluating its significance in the context of twenty-first-century scholarship. Join Drs. McLaurin, Berry, and Morgan for this free online discussion. The event is free but you must preregister with zoom:


This is scheduled for 2 AM Tel Aviv time, so will there be a recording available at a later point?



Professor Ehud R. Toledano
History of the Middle East and Africa
Tel Aviv University, ISRAEL