“To Walk About in Freedom” Lecture with Dr. Carole Emberton
03/09/2022 @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dr. Emberton from University at Buffalo will be giving a lecture on her new book To Walk About in Freedom. Emberton turns to the historically overlooked first-person accounts of slavery detailed in the Depression-era Federal Writers Project, adding depth to our understanding of formerly enslaved people’s struggles for freedom. Grounded in Pricilla Joyner’s life story, To Walk About in Freedom reveals the deeply personal and highly emotional long process of emancipation. Joyner’s life provides a glimpse into the inner thoughts and feelings of enslaved people, while also showing how newly freed people experienced emancipation in varied and distinct ways.
Admission is pay what you wish.