The New York Times Magazine has tapped University of Houston Moores Professor of History and African American Studies Gerald Horne, Ph.D., JD, to participate in the New York Times Magazine special lecture and discussion event, “1619 Project: Slavery and the American Revolution: A Historical Dialogue,” which will be held at The New York Times headquarters on March 6.
In recent months, questions about the role of slavery in the American Revolution have been at the center of a debate triggered by The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project. The ongoing series seeks to create clarity.
According to The New York Times Magazine, a number of relevant questions will be discussed. What inspired the American Revolution? Was it a fight to secure freedom for all or bondage for some? Did the patriots struggle for liberty or property? How should contemporary Americans regard the causes, character and legacy of the war that led to the nation’s founding?
Dr. Horne will represent the University as a panelist in this scholarly conversation along with other distinguished historians from across the U.S.
This sold-out event promises to be a spirited conversation with historians whose original research has helped bring understanding to the complicated moment that gave birth to our republic. For more people to see the discussion, it will be will be livestreamed on YouTube as it happens on Friday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. (ET).
“We are incredibly proud of Professor Horne's accomplishments and this prestigious invitation from The New York Times Magazine to participate in such a timely discussion,” said Paula Myrick Short, UH provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. “Professor Horne is a prolific author, scholar, and historian whose research is a testament to the scholarship taking place at University of Houston.”
Horne has contributed to over 30 books and 100 scholarly articles throughout his academic career.