Book Talk: Force and Freedom

11/14/2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

National Civil Rights Museum map

Noelle Trent


In Force and Freedom, Kellie Carter Jackson provides the first historical analysis exclusively focused on the tactical use of violence among antebellum black activists. Through rousing public speeches, the bourgeoning black press, and the formation of militia groups, black abolitionist leaders mobilized their communities, compelled national action, and drew international attention.