Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of the Scranton Reads 2021 selected title and National Book Award finalist “Never Caught,” will give a presentation on the research and writing process she
Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of the Scranton Reads 2021 selected title and National Book Award finalist “Never Caught,” will give a presentation on the research and writing process she conducted to write her book. This will be a 30-minute presentation with time at the end for questions from the audience. To register, visit www.albright.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (570) 348-3000 ext. 3023. All registered attendees will receive the Zoom invitation link.
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About the Author: Erica Armstrong Dunbar is the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University. In 2019, Dr. Dunbar became the National Director of the Association of Black Women Historians. She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania in the departments of History and Afro-American Studies. By the age of 21, Dr. Dunbar began her journey to receive her MA and Ph.D. from Colombia University, becoming a historian of the African American experience. She previously served as the Inaugural Director in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia from 2011 to 2018 and has been the recipient of Ford, Mellon, and Social Science Research Council fellowships and is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Dunbar has been featured in the New York Times, Essence Magazine, USA Today, and Philly.com for her book “Never Caught.” Learn more about the author on her website: ericaarmstrongdunbar.com.
About Never Caught: When George Washington and his wife moved to Philadelphia from Mount Vernon, VA to accept the Presidency, they brought with them nine enslaved people – one of them was Ona Judge. Ona was the chief attendant for Martha Washington. In a time when some cities and states were abolishing slavery, including Philadelphia, the Washingtons found a way to prevent this from happening to their slaves. Ona Judge caught on to this subterfuge and risked everything in search of freedom. “Never Caught” is Ona’s story of freedom and survival.
About Scranton Reads: Scranton Reads is a joint venture between the Scranton Public Library and the City of Scranton to host an annual event which seeks to encourage reading among people of all ages and to unite the community by means of discussions and activities featuring a specific book. To learn more about Scranton Reads, its events, and its book and author selection, visit scrantonreads.org.
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A PA Forward initiative promoting Basic and Civic & Social Literacy.
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