Professor Karen Bravo Speaks at Conference Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Prohibition of Importation of Slaves into U.S.
On October 25, 2008, Associate Professor Karen E. Bravo joined an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars in commemorating the 1808 federal law banning the importation of slaves into the United States. Hosted by the University of Toledo College of Law, the conference is entitled "Commemorating 1808: Fighting for the Right to Dream."
The conference included discussion of developments that testify to the significance of 1808, including the founding of Liberia in 1847, the US Civil War, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow, as well as the life of the late Justice Thurgood Marshall, and the first African American to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Prof. Bravo discussed her work on exploring the analogy between modern trafficking in humans and the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.