SLASC Event with Dr. Mary Beth Corrigan, Ph.D., C.A. from Georgetown University

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Abstract: We cordially invite you to join us for an insightful event featuring Dr. Mary Beth Corrigan, PhD, Curator of Collections on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation for Georgetown University. This event will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the academic and professional journey of Dr. Corrigan, as she shares her experience and insights on the important work she is doing at Georgetown University.

Bio: Dr. Corrigan has made significant contributions to the fields of history, museum studies, and African American studies, and her work has had a lasting impact on the way we understand and engage with the history of slavery and its legacy. 

Mary Beth Corrigan is a curator and archivist known for her expertise in the history of slavery and racism in America. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Villanova University and her Master of Arts degree in History and Museum Studies from the University of Delaware. Corrigan has worked at several institutions, including the National Museum of American History, the National Postal Museum, and the Historical Society of Delaware, before serving as the University Archivist and Curator of Manuscripts at Georgetown University.

At Georgetown, Corrigan played a key role in the creation and development of the Georgetown Slavery Archive and the GU272 project, which investigated Georgetown University’s involvement in the slave trade and sought to make reparations to the descendants of enslaved individuals sold by the university in 1838. 

She has also been involved in several other projects related to the history of slavery, including the preservation and interpretation of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park and the development of a public history project on the Underground Railroad in Delaware. Overall, Mary Beth Corrigan is a recognized expert in the field of archives and curatorial work, with a particular focus on the history of slavery and its legacies in America.

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Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023
Time: 5:00p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Location: Online via Zoom