Lecture: Slaves, Students, and the 1847 Expulsion Riot at GW

Phillip Troutman, assistant professor, GW Writing and History departments

Phillip Troutman presents new research on the history of slavery at Columbian College—then a Baptist college, now GW. Troutman focuses on an 1847 case in which Abram, a young man enslaved by the college steward, attempted to sue for his freedom. Abram was aided by Henry Arnold, a college junior who was expelled for his actions, creating a scandal in the Baptist press.

This program is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series inspired by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Free; no reservations required.