Legacy of Slavery:  Unequal Exchange

A Colloquium on the

Socio-Economic Legacy of Slavery

(Senate Bill 2199 and 1737)

MAY 2 - 4, 2002

Thursday, May 2, 2002 - Corwin Pavilion
8:30 a.m. Registration 

8:45 Opening Remarks
Douglas Daniels, UC Santa Barbara Dean Edward Donnerstein 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PANEL 1

Slavery and Freedom in the Caribbean and Latin America

Moderator: Jacqueline Bobo, UC Santa Barbara
Commentator: Robert Hill, UCLA

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The Fire This Time: Global Implications of the Haitian Revolutions, 1791-1806

Patricia Penn Hilden, UC Berkeley
Traces: Hunting Indian Slaves in Barbados

Andrew B. Fisher, UC San Diego
Beyond Slavery: Afromestizos, Indians and Identity in Colonial Western Mexico


10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PANEL 2

Slavery in North America

Moderator: Florence Bellande-Roberston, Multi Cultural Women's Press
Commentator: Douglas H. Daniels, UC Santa Barbara

Frederick C. Knight, University of Virginia
In an Ocean of Blue: The Uneven Legacies of Colonial South Carolina Indigo Plantations

Thelma Foote, UC Irvine
Separate but Equal for Masters and Slaves: Apartheid Logic Historiography in the U.S.

Mark Mack, African Burial Ground Project, Howard University
A Mirror Into the Past: The Biological Effects of Enslavement on the Ancestors of the African Burial Ground

12:15 p.m.Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PANEL 3

Slavery and Development

Moderator: Christopher Parker, UC Santa Barbara
Commentator: Christopher McAuley, UC Santa Barbara

Joseph Inikori, University of Rochester

The Atlantic World Slave Economy and the Development Process in England, 1650-1850

Paul Finkelman, University of Tulsa College of Law

Affirmative Action for the Master Class: Understanding the Proslavery

Constitution and Its Impact on American Politics

David Horne, Cal State, Northridge
Profits From Slave Breeding in America 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Discussion & Questions

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Leon Litwack
Trouble in Mind: African Americans From Emancipation to the 1990's

RECEPTION 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Friday, May 3, 2002 - Corwin Pavilion

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PANEL 4

Life and Labor Among Enslaved Women

Moderator: Florence Bellande-Roberston, Multi Cultural Women's Press
Commentator: Helen Pyne-Timothy, UC Santa Barbara

Brenda Stevenson, UC Los Angeles
The Lives and Labor of Slave Women

Jayne Boisvert, Russell Sage College
Haiti's Colonial Past: Female Resistance in Saint Domingue

Rebecca Hall
, UC, Santa Cruz
Not Killing Me Softly: African American Women, Slave Revolts, and Historical Constructions of Racialized Gender

Suzette Spencer, UC Santa Barbara
What Manner of Love is This on the Edge of Monticello?: Dashing Tom, Dusky Sally,
and Contemporary Discourses of Plantation 'Romance.'

11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. PANEL 5

Racism and Discrimination After Emancipation

Moderator: Michael Brown, UC Santa Barbara
Commentator: Eileen Boris, UC Santa Barbara

Leon Litwack, UC Berkeley

Pearl Harbor Blues:  Black Southerners and World War II

Brenda Gayle Plummer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Inter-Ocean: International Protest and the Legacy of Slavery

Richard F. America,  Georgetown School of Business

Income and Wealth Transfer Effects of Discrimination

Marcus Alexis, Stanford University
African-American Economic Performance: A Fifty year Report Card
Reginald Daniel, UC Santa Barbara
White Into Black: The Politics of Race and Identity in Contemporary Brazil

1:15 p.m. Lunch Break 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. PANEL 6


Moderator: James Noel, San Francisco Theological Seminary
Commentator: Audience Participation

Howard Dodson, Schomburg Center for Research

What Price Slavery? What Price Freedom?

Gerald C. Horne, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Race for Power:   Seeking Reparations and the Global Correlation of Forces 

Leslie Tick and Natasha Ray,  Senior Staff Counsels, State of California, Department of Insurance
The Mandate: Senate Bill 2199
Adjoa A. Aiyetoro, National Coalition for Black Reparations in Africa (N'COBRA); American University Reparations: Repairing the Consequences of Slavery and the TransAtlantic Slave Trade 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Discussion & Questions
MultiCultural Center
For Information, Contact EPCA

Saturday, May 4, 2002 - Corwin Pavilion

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Session with teachers from the Santa Barbara County School District
Report on the Middle Passage Curriculum, Center for Black Studies

Presentation from The Center for Teaching of Social Justice, Graduate School of Education
Historical Documentation on the web: Digitizing local collections

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Rapporteur
Charles H. Long
, Emeritus, University of Chicago and University of California
Reflections on the Legacy of Slavery and Implications for the 21st Century

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Discussion and Closing Comments