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Anne C. Bailey

November 4, 2019

Since its inauguration in 2008, the King Institute for Faith and Culture has sought to foster conversation about things that matter, joining town and gown as we bring guests who work at the intersections of Christian faith and culture: artists and ministers, scholars and writers, politicians and prophets.

A graduate of Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, Anne Bailey is Professor of History and Africana Studies at the State University of New York at Binghampton.

Her publications range from adult non-fiction to children’s historical fiction, and include African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and the Shame and You Can Make A Difference: The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.

Her newest book, The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History, examines the 1859 auction at which over 400 men, women, and children were sold by the Butler Plantation estates. Of this volume, Jelani Cobb says, “Here is a graceful chronicle of a wretched moment in history. This is a work of restoration, culling a crucial narrative from the silences of the past. But most crucially, this is a restoration of the humanity to those enslaved black people who were so commonly denied it.”

Time and Location

9:15 a.m. – King Memorial Chapel

7:00 p.m. – Lee Street Baptist Church