FSM Cafe Talk: Rethinking Gender, Slavery, and the Constitution

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Join us on Constitution Day at The Free Speech Movement (FSM) Cafe at Moffitt Library on Thursday, September 17th at 6:00 pm.

Stephanie Jones-Rogers, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, will give a talk examining how two clauses within the Constitution — the clause to abolish the African slave trade and the fugitive slave clause — created opportunities, which helped certain women to circumvent many of the economic and legal disabilities that accompanied the denial of their full citizenship.

When: Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: FSM Cafe at Moffitt Library

This event is free, open to the public, and all are invited to participate.

Sponsored by the University Library’s Free Speech Movement Cafe Programs Committee