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The Trials of Biddy Mason: Slavery, Mormonism, and the Making of Black Los Angeles

January 16

The many trials of former slave Biddy Mason as she left Georgia’s cotton belt, journeyed across the continent, and built the beginnings of Los Angeles’ black community will be reconstructed in this lecture by Sarah Barringer-Gordon, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, and Kevin Waite, assistant professor of history at Durham University. In particular, the program will explore the role of the Mormon Church in the national crisis over slavery and the settling of the West.

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