When:
Thursday, Feb 04, 2021 5:30p -
6:30p

Where:
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

EventScheduled OnlineEventAttendanceMode

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
History, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=3434

In the cauldron of the antislavery movement, antislavery activists and Transcendentalist intellectuals, developed a "Higher Law" ethos, a unique set of romantic political sensibilities—marked by moral enthusiasms, democratic idealism, and a vision of the self that could judge political questions from "higher" standards of morality and reason. The Transcendentalism that emerges here was intended to fight slavery, but it would influence later labor, feminist, civil rights, and environmentalist activism. African American thinkers and activists have long engaged with American Transcendentalist ideas about "double consciousness," nonconformity, and civil disobedience. When thinkers like Martin Luther King, Jr., or W. E. B. Du Bois invoked Transcendentalist ideas, they were putting to use an intellectual movement that black radicals had participated in since the 1830s.

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04/02/2021 17:30:00 04/02/2021 18:30:00 15 Higher Laws: Black and White Transcendentalists and the Fight Against Slavery In the cauldron of the antislavery movement, antislavery activists and Transcendentalist intellectuals, developed a "Higher Law" ethos, a unique set of romantic political sensibilities—marked by mo... Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA 02215 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit