Four Hundred Years Forward: Freedom in Our Time

  • Sunday, November 10, 2019 • 3:00 pm
  • Graham Chapel, Washington University in St. Louis

Join us for the finale of the Blacks in America: 400 Years Plus trilogy, “Four Hundred Years Forward – Freedom in Our Time,” during the month in which national elections are held. Karine Jean-Pierre will bring us on a journey forward – toward freedom and the promise of America. This is a University Libraries’ Mary Curtis Horowitz Lecture for Civic Engagement and Social Policy.

This event features Karine Jean-Pierre, NBC and MSNBC Political Analyst. Her new book, “Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America” will be available for sale after the event. The program includes additional speakers, performances and more.

This event is part of a three-part trilogy to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the United States. The 400 Years Plus Trilogy explores various aspects of Black experience, struggle and resiliency from historical and current perspectives. It also reflects on Black contributions, identity and progress in the next century, serving as a time and space for fellowship, celebration and inspiration.

If you missed the first two events in the trilogy, you can view the recordings at

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