In this session, Dr. Hannah-Rose Murray (University of Edinburgh in Scotland) will explore the revolutionary life of North Carolina-born, US chattel slavery survivor and activist Moses Roper in Great Britain. Referencing her extensive research on Roper, she will discuss his various performances and lectures on the British stage, how he named and shamed his former enslavers, and how he insisted on telling the unvarnished truth about slavery's brutality. His speeches ignited a backlash that forced him to constantly fight for his survival in a transatlantic racist society. This session will also feature key documents like slave narratives, flyers, letters, and poetry, all of which Roper used to campaign for the end of slavery. A Q & A with Dr. Murray, as well as an accompanying lesson plan for K-12 teachers in attendance, will be included.
Registrants are welcome to join us for Part Two or both sessions; participants who choose to attend both sessions will need to register for each separately using the registration links below. You will receive an e-mail from Zoom with a separate link to join each event you register for.
Each session will provide time for discussion with presenting scholars, as well as access to a lesson plan to teach about Roper and webinar topics in the K-12 classroom, developed by the Crafting Freedom Institute.
Attending K-12 teachers can receive .5 CEUs for participating in both sessions and reading Roper’s short book, “Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of Moses Roper,” available here: https://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/roper/roper.html
Register for Part One: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cVN35PrvQFOzm29nmM7mYQ