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“Many Kinds of Prisons: Charles Dickens on American Incarceration and Slavery.”
April 7 @ 9:00 am - 9:50 am
After Charles Dickens’s 1842 visit to the United States, he wrote about American penal institutions and slavery in his travel book, American Notes. His keen observations, incisive critique, satiric wit, and heartfelt appeal still speak to us today in our age of mass incarceration and institutionalized racism. Our presenter will be Diana Archibald who was the co-curator and lead scholar of the exhibition and the Director of a seven-month slate of public programming for the “Dickens in Lowell” event series, funded by the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation.