Past Event

Nowhere Else: South Carolina and the Legacy of Scientific Racism

March 11, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Event Description

Antebellum South Carolina was the site of scientific innovation, but also a place of deep-seated racism. These interests converged notably in the daguerreotypes of seven enslaved men and women that were made in 1850 by a Columbia photographer. Join a discussion on why the daguerreotypes could have been made nowhere else, why their legacy still lingers, and how the themes invoked then are still troubling us today.

Event Speakers

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Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information please visit the event webpage or email [email protected]. Hosted by the New York University Center for the Humanities