Dr. Raymond Winbush will be reading and discussing his most recent book, Belinda's Petition: A Concise History of Reparations for the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
Belinda's Petition centers around Belinda Royall, an enslaved African on the Ten Hills Plantation in Medford, MA. Belinda petitioned the Massachusetts State Legislature in 1783 and 1787 to pay her for the 50 years that she toiled as a slave for Isaac Royall.
In his book, Winbush argues that Belinda's actions place her squarely at the forefront of the reparations movement in the United States and presents a reexamination of reparations.
The reading will take place on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 6:00PM in the Hagan Campus Center Hall. There will also be a book-signing after the reading.
Click here to view the press release for this event on the Assumption College website.