USD, San Diego Public Library Welcome Renowned Author Anne C. Bailey

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, the University of San Diego and the San Diego Public Library present a conversation with author Anne C. Bailey.  Bailey is a professor of History at the State University of New York at Binghamton. She is also the director of the university’s Harriet Tubman Center for Freedom and Equity.

Her newest book, “The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History,” examines the 1859 auction at which over 400 men, women, and children were sold by the Butler Plantation estates. 

Bailey is committed to a concept of “living history” in which events of the past are connected to current and contemporary issues. She has been researching and writing about the public memory of slavery and freedom for much of her writing and academic career. 

Bailey will share her expertise and open a conversation at the event titled: Reconciling 1619 and 1776 in American History: The Debate over the Soul of a Nation. 

Who: The University of San Diego and The San Diego Public Library

What: Black History Month Discussion with author Anne C. Bailey

When: Thursday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. PST

Where: Virtual Event

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.  For details & registration, visit:


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