The following press release was issued by the New York Historical Society about a lecture by Pace University Professor Emeritus Jean Fagan Yellin, winner of the 2004 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for her book “Harriet Jacobs: A Life.”
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JEAN FAGAN YELLIN TO DISCUSS HER BIOGRAPHY OF LITTLE-KNOWN SLAVE NARRATIVE AUTHOR HARRIET JACOBS
Winner of the 2004 Frederick Douglass Book Prize to speak at New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society will host author Jean Fagan Yellin as she discusses her book Harriet Jacobs, A Life on Wednesday, October 26th, 6:30 p.m. at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street.
Harriet Jacobs, author of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, was also actively involved in reform movements before, during and after the Civil War. However, until the groundbreaking work of Jean Fagan Yellin, little was known about her. Winner of the 2004 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, Harriet Jacobs, A Life, recovers the experience of this once-forgotten but remarkable woman who lived 29 years as a slave, seven of them in a cramped hiding place to escape a sexually predatory master.
Author Jean Fagan Yellin, Professor Emerita, Pace University
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WHAT: Discussion and book signing with Jean Fagan Yellin, author of Harriet Jacobs, A Life
WHEN: Wednesday, October 26th, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at 77th Street
ADMISSION: Non-Members: $12
Members, Students, Educators, and Seniors: $6