Join us as we discuss Scranton Read’s 2021 book selection, “Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge” by
Join us as we discuss Scranton Read’s 2021 book selection, “Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge” by Erica Armstrong Dunbar. Need a free copy of the book? Stop by any Scranton Public Library location and ask for one at the main desk.
Registration is free and required. Register below or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The book discussion will be held virtually over Zoom. All registered attendees will receive the Zoom invitation link.
About the Book: 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.
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