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Freedom Bound: African American Women 18th-19th-Century Philadelphia-*This Sat.2/18* Stenton

  • 1.  Freedom Bound: African American Women 18th-19th-Century Philadelphia-*This Sat.2/18* Stenton

    Posted Feb 16, 2012 03:44 PM

    February is Black History Month -- support events in your community  here is one in the Philadelphia metro area --visit historic Stenton if you are in the area ! -best, kw

    Freedom Bound: African American Women in 18th- and 19th-Century Philadelphia

    This Saturday, February 18,  1:00 pm

    Presented by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

    The University of Delaware and The Library Company of Philadelphia


    Visit Stenton on Saturday, February 18th for a lecture and discussion
    examining the rocky road to emancipation experienced by the majority
    of African American women in the 18th- and 19th-century urban North.
    Although experiences varied according to location, age, marital
    status, and wealth, African American women in Philadelphia serve as
    useful symbolic representations of the hopeful possibilities of
    emancipation. Tours of Stenton emphasizing service spaces on the
    property will follow the talk.

    Admission is free. Please call 215-329-7312 or email
    programs@stenton.org">programs@stenton.org to RSVP

    Erica Armstrong Dunbar is an Associate Professor of History at the
    University of Delaware and currently directs the Program in African
    American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Armstrong
    Dunbar is the author of A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and
    Emancipation in the Antebellum City (Yale University Press, 2008). Her
    current book project examines the life of Oney Judge Staines, the
    enslaved servant of George and Martha Washington who escaped from the
    first family while in residence in Philadelphia.

    For more information about this program visit the Stenton website.

    Stenton is located four blocks east of Wayne
    Junction Station at 4601 N. 18th Street, the corner of
    N. 18th Street and Windrim Avenue. Please call
    215 - 329 - 7312 or email programs@stenton.org">programs@stenton.org for
    more information. Detailed directions and map at


    Program Flyerhttp://stenton.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Dunbar_Freedom-Bound_Flyer.pdf

    Karen Weaver, MLS
    Electronic Resources Statistician
    Collection Management
    Duquesne University, Gumberg Library
    Pittsburgh PA 15282
    Email: weaverk@duq.edu">weaverk@duq.edu or Gmail: (preferred) melvil4u@gmail.com">melvil4u@gmail.com

    Member, ALA LHRT Library History Round Table Membership & Outreach Committee
    Member, ALA COSWL Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship
    Member, ALISE Assocation for Library & Information Science Education,
    Membership Advisory Committee