The South Kingstown Public Library/Peace Dale, 1057 Kingstown Rd., Peace Dale RI 02879, will present Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara on Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2 PM, with “Opposed, Yet Complicit: Rowland Gibson Hazard’s Complex Relationship to Slavery”.
Dr. Clark-Pujara teaches Afro-American History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her research focuses on the economics of slavery, and the life and times of Rowland Gibson Hazard (1801-1888), who interests historians because while he heroically demonstrated his personal opposition to slavery, his mills profited from textile sales to Southern plantations. The Summer/Fall 2013 issue of Rhode Island History magazine features her work.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call the Library at 401-789-1555 xt 108 to reserve a seat.
For more information, contact Jessica Wilson, 401-789-1555 xt 108, or visit the Library’s website at www.skpl.org.