On Thursday, February 20th at 7 pm the Atlanta Cyclorama will host a special discussion with Author and Professor of History Barbara Krauthamer. She will be talking about her groundbreaking book: Black Slaves, Indian Masters. This is a free event and open to the public.
Many African Americans have long thought that the relationship between Native Americans and enslaved African Americans was special, marked by similar cultural Beliefs and a common enemy. In fact, many African Americans claim Indian ancestry. What many people do not know is that some Indians, particularly the Choctaw and Chickasaw, owned Africans and African Americans from the late eighteenth century through the end of the Civil War. In Black Slaves, Indian Masters Barbara Krauthamer exposes this little known chapter in US history. In the process, she challenges established scholarship on US chattel slavery, emancipation, race and Black citizenship. Copies of this book will be available for purchase in the Cyclorama Bookstore.
The Atlanta Cyclorama is conveniently located near downtown Atlanta in Historic Grant Park, at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. Like us on Facebook for the latest updates: http://on.fb.me/1f1ImC7. For more information and to plan your visit go to their web site at: www.atlantacyclorama.org.