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Dr. Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie
Speakers Bureau
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Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie did his undergraduate degree at Kingston Polytechnic, England, and his doctorate in history at the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked at Howard University since 2006. He is the author of Freedom’s Seekers: Essays on Comparative Emancipation (LSUP 2014), and two monographs Rites of August First: Emancipation Day in the Black Atlantic World (LSUP 2007), and Freedpeople in the Tobacco South: Virginia 1860-1900 (UNCP 1999). His teaching fields include slavery, emancipation, and the African Diaspora. His current book monograph is titled “The Creole Slave Revolt & Clash of Empires.” A member of HAS since 2011, he believes that modern slavery is unacceptable and that specialists should do their bit to help terminate such iniquitous practices.

Speaker’s Bureau Talks:

  • The Problem of Modern Slavery.
  • The Legacy of New World Slavery.
  • African Slavery, Past & Present.
  • New World Slavery and Modern Ideology.
  • The Lessons of Emancipation Today.