Presentation Focuses on Lost Stories of Slaves

Author Doug Blackmon Discusses Book

Douglas A. Blackmon, the Wall Street Journal Atlanta Bureau Chief, will give a presentation on his groundbreaking book, "Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II," which broadly examines how a form of neoslavery thrived in the U.S. long after legal abolition. The lecture is planned for February 12, 2009, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Georgia Tech Library's Ferst Room. "Slavery by Another Name" unearths the lost stories of slaves and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation and then back into the shadow of involuntary servitude. It also reveals te stories of those who fought unsuccessfully against the re-emergence of human labor trafficking, the modern comapnies that profited most from neoslavery, and the system's final demise in the 1940s. The program is free and open to the public, however, interested parties are encouraged to R.S.V.P. the event by e-mailing Steven Henderson: steven.henderson@ht.gatech.edu.