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Richard Bell Lecture

Author Richard Bell will be giving a lecture on February 19 at 2:30 on his new book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home, a gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice. 

Dr. Richard Bell is Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland and author of the new book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home (2019). He has won more than a dozen teaching awards, including the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest honor for teaching faculty in the Maryland state system. He has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress and is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award. He serves as a Trustee of the Maryland Historical Society, as an elected member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.   

More information on the book and its author.

Wednesday, February 19 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Doty, 300 Tower Room
Doty Hall, Park St, Geneseo, NY 14454

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public

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