Slavery, Wealth Creation, and Intergenerational Wealth

The Criminal Justice Task Force’s panel series, Confronting Racial Injustice, was launched on February 18 with a discussion on Slavery, Wealth Creation and Intergenerational Wealth. The experts highlighted New England’s distinctive role as the economic hub of America’s slave system, and its relationship to the wealth gap that marks the region today.

Moderator: Jared Ross Hardesty, History, Western Washington University

Speakers: Nicole Maskiell, History, University of South Carolina; Elon Cook Lee, National Trust for Historic Preservation

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