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Up from Slavery? The Economic Progress of Black Men Since 1865

 This year marks the 151st anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the complete emancipation of U.S. slaves. At their emancipation, black men in American had little human capital or personal property, and almost all lived in the relatively poor, agrarian, former states of the Confederacy. And although their position is much improved relative to 1865, black men in America continue to experience sizable labor market disadvantages relative to their white peers. How and when did black men make progress to rise “Up from Slavery”? What have been the obstacles to their progress along the way? And how do we explain their incomplete convergence today? Join us at 4:30pm in McGriff Alumni House on Tuesday October 25th to hear about her findings.