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Randolph’s Deetz to present keynote at Stratford Hall Teachers Institute

Kelley Deetz

Kelley Deetz

Kelley Deetz, a visiting professor of sociology at Randolph, will give the keynote address for the upcoming 2017 Summer Institute for Teachers at historic Stratford Hall. The theme of the program, which takes place from July 26-29, is “Slavery in Virginia 1607-1758.”

Deetz will discuss “Slavery and Resistance in the Early Atlantic World: Sowing the Seeds of Revolution in the African Diaspora.” The presentation will highlight several historical moments and people that represent anti-slavery sentiment and black revolutionary thought throughout the early colonies. The 2017 Summer Institute for Teachers is offered for graduate credit through the University of Richmond in partnership with Stratford Hall and the Virginia Geographic Alliance.

In addition to this latest honor, Deetz’s article, “The Bones of Nat Turner: Reclaiming an American Rebel,” was published as the cover story for an issue of National Geographic History earlier this year.



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