Harriet Jacobs in New Bedford

When:
May 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
2021-05-18T13:00:00-04:00
2021-05-18T13:15:00-04:00
Where:
Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
396 County St. New Bedford
MA 02740
Cost:
$5 members/$8 public/free with purchase of book
Contact:
Dawn E. Salerno
508-997-1401

In 1861, Harriet Ann Jacobs published a masterpiece, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Her book is the first and only narrative to give voice to a woman who escaped slavery. Cornelia Grinnell Willis not only purchased Harriet’s freedom, but she also developed a bond with Harriet and her daughter, Louisa, that lasted a lifetime. Join author and local historian Peggi Medeiros as she traces the fascinating lives of the Jacobs, Grinnell and Willis families in and out of New Bedford. Fee: $5 Members / $8 Public / Free with purchase of book. This event will run in the garden, under the tent.

« »