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The Amistad Trial: Enslavement, Natural Rights, and the Law

2023-03-27 19:00:00 2023-03-27 20:00:00 America/New_York The Amistad Trial: Enslavement, Natural Rights, and the Law This program will look at the complex human, political, and legal issues of the Amistad case. Middleburg Heights Branch - Meeting Room A/B (120)

Monday, March 27
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-03-27 19:00:00 2023-03-27 20:00:00 America/New_York The Amistad Trial: Enslavement, Natural Rights, and the Law This program will look at the complex human, political, and legal issues of the Amistad case. Middleburg Heights Branch - Meeting Room A/B (120)

Middleburg Heights Branch

Meeting Room A/B (120)

This program will look at the complex human, political, and legal issues of the Amistad case.

In 1809 Congress outlawed American participation in the African slave trade. However, that did not end slavery.  In fact, it did not end the slave trade.  What was the legal status of people who had been illegally enslaved and illegally transported?  That issue was at the heart of the famous Supreme Court case United States vs The Amistad in 1841.  The Amistad was a coastal schooner from Cuba that was found “in distress” off Long Island.  Some 38 illegally enslaved Africans had rebelled, taken control of the ship, killed several and tried unsuccessfully to head back to Africa.  The court decided that persons enslaved after 1809 were free and within their rights to kill their kidnappers, but Africans enslaved before 1809 (and their descendants) had no rights.  This anomaly in American law persisted until the Civil War. 

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Middleburg Heights Branch

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Ronald Block

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Mon, Apr 08 9:00AM to 9:00PM
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Upcoming events

Mon, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
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Tue, Apr 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room A/B (120)
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Tue, Apr 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Make your own small-scale foosball game from common household items. Afterwards, we may have time for a little friendly competition! All supplies provided. Click on program title for more information.

Wed, Apr 17, 10:00am - 10:25am
Meeting Room A/B (120)
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Wed, Apr 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County will share tips and techniques to welcome pollinators to your garden and landscape.

Thu, Apr 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Author Susan Zurenda will join us to talk about her latest book and share don't-miss titles for your book club or your TBR pile!

Thu, Apr 18, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
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Thu, Apr 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join us when author Mindy McGinnis visits to discuss her latest novel for young adults, Under This Red Rock.

Fri, Apr 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Learn simple ASL signs through songs and interactive play.
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Sat, Apr 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Play games, tinker, make art, and just hang out at our inclusive monthly meet-up. Sponsored by The Friends of the Middleburg Heights Branch Library.

Mon, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Join us for a workshop by relationship coach Kathy Dawson and learn the type of communication that is key for a healthy relationship.

Mon, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
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Tue, Apr 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Tue, Apr 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Create art (painting, writing, crafts, tech related...and more!) based on styles of well- and lesser-known artists in a variety of mediums. Click on program title for release form information.

Wed, Apr 24, 10:00am - 10:25am
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Thu, Apr 25, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
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Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Fri, Apr 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Make your own suncatcher out of colorful glass beads. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Middleburg Heights Branch.
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Sat, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Build your own horse and put it though its paces.

Thu, May 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Sat, May 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Children's Activity Room (12)
Children with varying learning styles and abilities will learn together in a safe, supportive environment where respect and appreciation for differences is encouraged.

Mon, May 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Kinfolk by Sean Dietrich

Wed, May 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
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Thu, May 09, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for a 5-week series for caregivers and children ages 1 to 3. Connect with your kids, community experts and other families, plus get information about your growing child.

Fri, May 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Learn to make a delicious light soup and wrap lunch! Registration required.
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Sat, May 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Activity Room (12)
Join us for springtime stories and crafts featuring some fluttering friends.

Mon, May 13, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Read and then come to discuss The Comfort of Crows: a Backyard Year by Margaret Renkle. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance. Registration requested.

Tue, May 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A/B (120)
Don't settle for boring vending machine offerings! Up your snack game by combining vending machine food into creative meals! All supplies provided. Click on program title for release form information.
Registration opens Monday, April 15 2024 at 9:00am