This week at the College of Charleston the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) is hosting a conference marking the bicentennial of the ending of the international slave trade. The conference begins on Tuesday, March 25 and runs through Saturday, March 29. The schedule of events include a Requiem on Tuesday evening, daily panel discussions, and presentations at Magnolia Gardens and Middleton Place, among others. I hope to attend the daytime events including the panel discussions and a lunch on the Gullah/Geechee Nation.
I am excited to attend this conference for several reasons, mainly because I have not attended many conferences and none of this magnitude. Also for my internship, Saint-Domingue/Haiti had a major impact on the abolition of the international slave trade because no doubt the successful slave rebellion and first independent black nation struck fear in every colonial power who depended on slave labor in their colonies.