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Slavery, Wealth Creation and Intergenerational Wealth

From the 17th century to the 21st century, slavery has been central to creating wealth and generating race-based inequality in Massachusetts. Family fortunes, institutional endowments and public budgets in the commonwealth have all benefitted from the spoils of slavery. This panel discussion among academics and public historians explores Massachusetts’ connections to slavery and the slave trade, the wealth — and the poverty — slavery created and bequeathed, and how the legacies of slavery are reflected in injustices that haunt Massachusetts to this day. 

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This panel is part of a five-part virtual series that will explore historical events in Massachusetts history in order to probe how slavery, racism and their legacies have and continue to influence the criminal justice system.

Thursday, February 18 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Event
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Panel/Roundtable Discussion


School of Law



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Paul Williams

Paul Williams 2/10/2021

Is registration still active? I am having trouble registering. Receiving an error when I click the "Register online" hyper link.