The Enslaved Teen Who Cracked Vanilla’s Secret—CBC JHI Annual Lecture

When and Where

Friday, June 02, 2023 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


The story of an enslaved Black teenager named Edmond, whose discovery in 1841 completely transformed the vanilla industry. Presented by Eric Jennings, one of the Jackman Humanities Institute's 2022-23 Faculty Research Fellows, who has been examining the history of vanilla labour in the nineteenth century from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives for his project at the JHI this year. 

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