Lee Jolliffe, associate professor of journalism, will present her paper at the Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Freedom Expression in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Nov 7. Her paper, titled “Afire! Abolitionists’ Speech and Press,” examines the suppression of human rights activists’ speech against slavery. The paper is part of a series of articles she wrote on abolition and the experiences of self-emancipated slaves on their journeys to the freedom of the North. Jolliffe’s research for this series has been supported by the Drake Center for the Humanities and the Drake Faculty Development Fund.