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2024 WLS Black History Month Lecture to Feature Dr. Daina Ramey Berry

by Tabitha Samuel on 2024-01-30T16:42:57-05:00 | 0 Comments


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Join us Tuesday, February 6, 2024, for the 2024 Waring Library Society's (WLS) third annual Black History Month Lecture and reception. Dr. Daina Ramey Berry will be the featured lecturer. Her talk, “Ghost Values and American Slavery: A New Medical History of the United States,” draws upon research from her award-winning book, The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, From Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation (Beacon, 2017). This study revealed new evidence about the value of enslaved bodies and the connections to 19th century medical education in the United States.

The 2024 WLS Black History Month Lecture will be a hybrid event. The in-person event will include a reception after the lecture. Both the virtual and in-person components are free and open to the public. Registration is required for both formats.

This lecture is co-sponsored by MUSC Libraries and the MUSC Office of Humanities. Their generous support speaks to our shared dedication to advancing knowledge, fostering dialogue, and showcasing research related to the intersection of Black history and medical history.

Daina Ramey Berry is Michael Douglas Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a scholar of the enslaved and Black Women’s History and the award-winning author/editor of six books including the recent, A Black Women’s History of the United States.

The 2024 Black History Month Lecture will take place Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 6 PM EST in person and on Zoom. This event is open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is required by Monday, February 5, 2024, at 6 PM to reserve your seat and to receive login information, if attending virtually.

To learn more information about our programs or the Waring Library Society, visit the Waring Library Society page, email or call the Waring at 843-792-2288.

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