Jessie Morgan-Owens - Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

In an 1855 address to abolitionists, Senator Charles Sumner presented a seven-year-old freed slave girl who looked white. The girl, Mary Mildred Williams, soon became the poster child for the abolitionist movement.  In this groundbreaking account, Morgan-Owens, dean of studies at New Orleans’s Bard Early College, tells the long-overlooked story of Williams’s life. Focusing on events before and after Emancipation, Morgan-Owens both shifts the usual white perspective of the era to keep the Black protagonists in view and uses Williams’s experience to trace the fraught racial politics of abolitionism in which skin color could dictate the level of white sympathy.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393609240
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 12th, 2019

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