When:
Monday, Apr 11, 2022 6:00p -
7:00p

Where:
Online event
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

EventScheduled OnlineEventAttendanceMode

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/6220e4d0d705fa3600df3c1e

This kaleidoscopic book reveals the extraordinary life of one woman and her quest—along with other formerly enslaved people—to define freedom after the Civil War.


In this virtual talk presented in partnership by the Boston Public Library and American Ancestors/NEHGS as part of the latter's American Inspiration author series, participants will learn about Priscilla Joyner, who was born into the world of slavery in 1858 North Carolina and came of age at the dawn of emancipation.


This program will happen over Zoom webinar. To attend, please register at the following link: https://boston-public-library.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fLJuovTdShaDe8uS-EOIyQ.


Raised by a white slaveholding woman, she never knew her parents. Her life story was candidly recounted in an oral history for the Federal Writers’ Project. Although Joyner was educated at a Freedmen’s Bureau school and married a man she loved, slavery cast a long shadow. Uncertainty about her parentage haunted her life. Segregation, disfranchisement, and racial violence in the Jim Crow South threatened her family.


Weaving Joyner’s story with the voices of other formerly enslaved people, historian Carole Emberton reveals the deeply personal and intimate nature of freedom. Join us for this evocative evening exploring how people born into slavery walked into a new world of freedom after the Civil War.


Carole Emberton is associate professor of history at the University at Buffalo. A National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar, she is the author of the prize-winning Beyond Redemption. She has written for the New York Times and the Washington Post, and lives in Buffalo, New York.


To order To Walk About in Freedom from Porter Square Books, one of the host institutions' community bookstore partners, please visit this link: https://www.portersquarebooks.com/book/9781324001829.

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