“When people can’t breathe, they need to be heard.”
-Dr. Robert Bellinger
Events around the nation cause us to reexamine once again how systems of inequality and injustice are built on the foundations of history. In order to confront the role that places like Middleton Place played in such systems, and in order to bring light to the stories of enslaved people who suffered under these systems, we open this month’s digital programming with conversations with two scholar descendants of the enslaved community of Middleton Place.
Tuesday – 11:00 am “Let’s Talk Tuesday”
Lee Pringle, a Middleton Place Foundation Board of Trustees member, is the Founder and Director of the Colour of Music Festival in Charleston, SC. In his conversation, Lee helps us understand some of the formations of systems of inequality, introduces us to the concept of generational wealth-building (and how people of African descent have been barred from that opportunity for generations).
Thursday – 11:00 am “Explore More Thursday”
Dr. Robert Bellinger is the Director of Black Studies at Suffolk University in Boston. He helps us continue the conversation through a historical examination of what it means to breathe free, to really consider what the concept of Liberty means to different people, and how powerful phrases like “I can’t breathe” resonate back through the centuries.
We hope that you will enjoy these conversations and that you will join Middleton Place Foundation in addressing the inequalities present in our society today; true movement comes from a solid understanding of where we have been, in order to better chart the course for where we are going. Equipped with the history and knowledge provided by two scholars Middleton Place Foundation is proud to call family, we hope you will join us in working all together to write a more equitable tomorrow.
The Plugged In To History Schedule is changing.
Starting Tuesday, June 9:
*Every Tuesday is “Let’s Talk Tuesday” at 12 PM (NOON) EST
*Every Thursday is “Explore More Thursday” at 12 PM (NOON) EST
*Last Thursday of every month will be “History Unplugged” – evening Happy Hour at 6 PM
Join us on Facebook as we continue this month’s theme centering around Juneteenth and continuing an African American History focus as we connect events in the past with the history being made today!
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