Annual Women's History Month Lecture

Ona Judge's runaway notice.
James Monroe Museum
The Historic Dining Rom at Seacobeck Hall
1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Region Northern Virginia
Locality Fredericksburg City
Thursday, March 12, 2015 (7:00 PM-9:00 PM)
James Monroe Museum: (540) 654-1043
James Monroe Museum

The James Monroe Museum is proud to present its third annual Women's History Month Lecture, "Never Caught: The President's Runaway Slave Woman." 

This talk by Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Associate Professor of Black American Studies & History at the University of Delaware, will focus on the fascinating life of Ona Judge Staines – former slave to George and Martha Washington – who took her freedom once she fled from the President’s House in May of 1796. “Never Caught” will examine the complexity of race, gender, and emancipation following the years of the American Revolution up through antebellum America.

Professor Dunbar is also Director of the program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Co-sponsored by the UMW History department and Women and Gender Studies program.

Last Updated: 1/7/2015 3:13 PM
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