ST. JOSEPH — An online series titled “Hidden History: Understanding the Origins of Racial Inequality,” begins next week with the first panel discussion, “Slavery to the Civil War: 1600s to 1860s,” set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13.

The first discussion will address slavery prior to the Civil War. Topics will include the legacy of slavery and racism, connecting the earliest days to the present; the role various institutions of society played in enabling the slave trade; the business of slavery and slave narratives.

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