Upcoming Event: Telling Secrets with Dr. Lois Leveen

bowserTelling Secrets: Mary Bowser, Race, Gender, and American History will be held on Monday, January 28th at 4pm in the Rosati Room 300, Richardson Library 2350 North Kenmore Ave.  Join Dr. Lois Leveen for a discussion of 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.

This is a free DePaul event is sponsored by The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse, The African and Black Diaspora Studies Program, and The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity.

Copies of the book are available at Barnes & Noble, Target, and most indie bookstores.
www.TheSecretsOfMaryBowser.com

 

 

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