Please join the WRD Department and African and Black Diaspora Studies this Monday, January 28th, for a fantastic author event: “Telling Secrets: Mary Bowser, Race, Gender, and American History.”
Dr. Lois Leveen will discuss the research behind The Secrets of Mary Bowser, her novel based on the true story of a former slave who became a Union spy in the Confederate White House.
The book provides insight into the lives of free and enslaved blacks in urban, industrialized Richmond; into the thriving black community in antebellum Philadelphia; and into how blacks and whites worked together in the pro-Union underground that operated in Richmond during the war.
The talk will also explore what it means to teach—and learn—African American history through fiction.
Date: Monday, January 28, 2013
Location: Rosati Room 300, Richardson Library (2350 North Kenmore Ave)