When Did Slavery End in the United States for African-Americans?

Friday, June 18, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
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Join the Yale African American Affinity Group, Yale Latino Networking Group, Future Leaders of Yale, Working Women’s Network, and Asian Network at Yale for a Juneteenth event titled “When Did Slavery End in the United States for African-Americans?” We will be joined by Dr. Antoinette Harrell, Johnny Lee Gaddy, and Stephanie Suzanne Franklin, Esq.

Dr. Harrell will discuss litigation case files arising from violations of statutes implementing the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which outlaws slavery and certain forms of involuntary servitude. The files pertain to complaints made by persons (victims) who were being held against their will or forced to work off debts through threats and intimidation by employers or others (subjects). Most of the victims were African-Americans who were physically forced or sometimes beaten to return to former employers to work off their debts and some were murdered.