By addressing the problem of slavery as scholars in diverse fields, we enrich the value of our work and strengthen our teaching/ learning community:
We enhance the importance of our field of study by revealing connections between the problems of slavery, present and past.
We share our knowledge more broadly and usefully with the public.
We invite scholarly participation from all quarters—How many fields of academic study bear directly on the problem of slavery “then” and today?
All of them: History, Art, Literature, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Legal Studies, Creative Writing, Media and Film Studies, Music, Women and Gender Studies, African American Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Peace Studies, International Studies…..