[Blackstudies-l] :Richard Bell's lecture is tomorrow, Wednesday, 2/19/20 2:30 p.m. @ Doty #300 (the Tower Room)

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Tue Feb 18 09:46:19 EST 2020

   Save the Date: Richard Bell lecture - 2/19/20 2:30 p.m.

Author Richard Bell will be giving a lecture on February 19 at 2:30 on his
new book *Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their
Astonishing Odyssey Home*, a gripping and true story about five boys who
were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and
their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice. The
lecture will be held in Doty Hall Room 300.

Dr. Richard Bell is Associate Professor of History at the University of
Maryland and author of the new book *Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into
Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home* (2019). He has won more than a
dozen teaching awards, including the University System of Maryland Board of
Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest honor for
teaching faculty in the Maryland state system. He has held major research
fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress and is the
recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award.
He serves as a Trustee of the Maryland Historical Society, as an elected
member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and as a fellow of the
Royal Historical Society.

More information on the book and its author may be found at
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