Marcy Dinius on Radical Types In American Antislavery Print
Some labeled it the most dangerous printing — referring to words that sprang from the pens and presses of abolitionists David Walker, William Lloyd Garrison, and Benjamin Lundy.
This luncheon will explore publications that so terrified part of the country that they inspired and accelerated draconian laws and practices designed to ensure that enslaved people would never be able to read them.
Join Marcy Dinius from DePaul as she brings this story to life and reveals how some abolitionist typography itself was radical and designed to register the writers’ impassioned voices and arguments, as well as visually to direct readers to voice the call to the illiterate.
Dinius is a professor at DePaul and has written extensively on American visual and print culture. Join us as she shares this remarkable tale of the power of writing, typography, and print! March 13 Luncheon: Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Buffet opens at 11:30 am; program 12:30-1:30. Luncheon is $35. Program free but please let us know you’re coming. Reservations and cancellations by noon March 11. Reserve and pay at caxtonclub.org, call 312-255-3710, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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