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Lunch and Learn: Fatal Path To Judgment

Laws reflect a civilization at a certain time. They address the activities of a community, either to modify, standardize or cease a practice. Slavery was an institution that reflected its time, and its legacy continues to impact our present and color our future.

Please join the Maryland State Archives' Legacy of Slavery in Maryland Program Director Chris Haley who will explore Fatal Path To Judgment: Laws of Racial Control and Oppression from Maryland's Founding to Post-Revolution through national and local figures, primary and secondary source records, images and quotes to reveal a timeline of events which both created and supported the “peculiar institution” and racism in our early history up to the advent of the American Civil War.

Presented in partnership with The Maryland State Archives and The Maryland Four Centuries Project.

Thursday, March 11 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Black History, Virtual Event

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Programs For Adults

Event Publisher

Tracy Dimond - for Adults

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James Smith left a positive review 3/10/2021

Really, really educational. Learned a lot about how laws, rules and procedures were established keep people down. Learned about beliefs of country's founders.