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Warren Eugene Milteer Jr.: “Free People of Color in the South”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Warren Eugene Milteer Jr

In 1859, Arkansas legislators passed a law titled “An Act to Remove Free Negroes and Mulattoes from this State.” In his discussion, historian Warren Eugene Milteer Jr. will provide historical context for the effort to remove free people of color from Arkansas immediately before the U.S. Civil War and will explore the connections between the effort to expel free people of color from Arkansas and the broader movement to attack and diminish the status of those citizens across the pre–Civil War South.

Warren Eugene Milteer Jr. is assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is the author of Beyond Slavery’s Shadow: Free People of Color in the South (UNC Press, 2021) and North Carolina’s Free People of Color, 1715–1885 (LSU Press, 2020).  

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Legacies & Lunch is a free monthly program of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies about Arkansas-related topics.

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