For immediate release- December 18 2015
Georgia Archives Lunch & Learn January 8 2016
Jonathan M. Bryant to speak at GEORGIA ARCHIVES
Jonathan M. Bryant, author of the book Dark Places of the Earth: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope, will speak at the Georgia Archives on Friday January 8, 2016. Dr. Bryant is Professor of History at Georgia Southern University. Holding both J.D. and Ph.D. degrees, he specializes in the history of American law, slavery, and emancipation.
Dark Places of the Earth (W.W. Norton, a Liveright book, 2015) plunges us into a world where slavery was normal, and where slaves had no rights as human beings. The Revenue Cutter Dallas escorted the slave ship Antelope to anchor off the town of St. Marys, Georgia in June 1820, carrying over two hundred and fifty African captives. Many of those captives were starving and dying of thirst, and two had already died. Dr. Bryant will share the Antelope’s story, along with some of the research and archival resources that made telling the story possible.
Please make plans to join us on January 8 at the Archives for a journey with the Antelope; from Havana ports to the West African coast, from Georgia plantations to a Liberian settlement, Dark Places of the Earth creates a multidimensional portrait of the global slave trade.
The Georgia Archives is a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and identifies, collects, manages, preserves, and publicizes records and information of Georgia and its people and assists state and local government agencies with their records management. This work is done within the framework of the USG’s mission to create a more highly educated Georgia
Form more information, please contact Jill Sweetapple at 678-364-3731 or email Jill at Jill.Sweetapple (AT)usg.edu
Georgia Archives- 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, Georgia 30260 678-364-3710