Running from the Washingtons, Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


COLA celebrates Black History Month and New Hampshire history with Running from the Washingtons: The Founding of a Nation Through the Eyes of the Enslaved. Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University, will discuss her award-winning book about Ona Judge, a Black woman enslaved by George and Martha Washington, who made the daring decision to escape slavery and flee to New Hampshire where she resided until her death.

Register here for this Zoom lecture:

Learn more about Erica Armstrong Dunbar  and her book "Never Caught: The Washington's Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Salve, Ona Judge."

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Sponsored by the UNH College of Liberal Arts.

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