Harvey Amani Whitfield is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Vermont. His areas of research are the black population in the Maritime colonies and Vermont. He is interested in local and micro history. In 2006, he published "Blacks on the Border: The Black Refugees in British North America, 1815-1860." Whitfield is the author of a scholarly monograph, textbook, 12 peer-reviewed articles, book reviews, and several encyclopedia entries. His most recent contribution is entitled, "The Struggle Over Slavery in the Maritime Colonies." It is published in the Autumn 2012 edition of Acadiensis: Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region. Whitfield has presented over 40 academic papers at various conferences including the Canadian Historical Association, American Historical Association, American Studies Association, SHEAR, NEHA, and the Harriet Tubman Centre. His current research focuses examines the persistence of slavery in early Vermont.
Photo above was taken at the North American Black Historical Museum, Amherstburg, Ontario, in February 2013. Professor Whitfield's lecture was entitled, “How Black People Freed Themselves in the Maritime Colonies.” This photo was pictured in their newsletter, "The Talking Drum," for March 2013 - Volume 15, Number 3.