Talks
White Gold: Sugar and Slavery
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | 6:30–7:30 pm ET | $38 (Members $24; Chairman’s Council, Free)

EVENT DETAILS

Sugar is ubiquitous in the modern diet, but in the 18th and 19th centuries it was a luxury product that brought enormous wealth to the United States as well as European nations and their colonies. Scholar Khalil Gibran Muhammad uncovers how the flourishing trade of “white gold,” the production of which relied on intensive and dangerous labor, fueled slavery and relied on exploitation.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a New-York Historical Society trustee, is Ford Foundation Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a contributing writer to the 1619 Project.

LOCATION

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West,
New York, NY 10024

PURCHASING TICKETS

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Advance registration closes four hours prior to program start time. Subject to availability, tickets will be sold onsite up until the program start time.

LIVESTREAMING

Unable to attend in person? Join us via livestream!
Livestream Access: $30 (Members $20)

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All sales are final; refunds and exchanges are not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change.

Advance registration closes four hours prior to program start time. Subject to availability, livestreaming tickets will be available via online purchase up until the program start time.

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