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February 15 • 7:00 pm
In this timely, powerful, investigative history, The Stolen Wealth of Slavery, Emmy Award-nominated journalist David Montero follows the trail of the massive wealth amassed by Northern corporations throughout America’s history of enslavement. He showcases exactly what was stolen, who stole it, and to whom it is owed, calling for corporate reparations as he details contemporary movements to hold companies accountable for past atrocities.
This program is co-hosted with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.
Virtual: Choose your own price for non-members. Free for members. REGISTER HERE.
Copies of The Stolen Wealth of Slavery are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost- prohibitive to do so. _____________________________________________________________
About the Author: David Montero is a journalist and producer. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Harvard Business Review, and more. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships. His first book was Kickback: Exposing the Global Corporate Bribery Network.
About the Moderator: Dr. Christoph Mergerson is an assistant professor in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. His research interests include journalism history, race and news media, and journalism and democracy. Prior to Maryland, he was a researcher with the Brookings Institution. _____________________________________________________________
Virtual author programs are supported by Suzanne Hopgood in the memory of former MTH&M Trustee Frank Lord.