Erica Armstrong Dunbar: The Founding of a Nation Through the Eyes of the Enslaved: The Life of Ona Judge

The Carol S. Franklin Social Science Speakers Series presents:

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Ph.D.

The Founding of a Nation Through the Eyes of the Enslaved: The Life of Ona Judge

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Ph.D., is committed to telling the stories of black women who have lived, loved, struggled, worked, prayed and fought to survive in a nation that recognized them only as property. With impeccable research, she explores the powerful tale of Ona Judge, George Washington’s runaway slave, o ering fascinating new scholarship on how one young woman risked it all to reach freedom from the most powerful family in the country. Dunbar is the Charles & Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University and author of Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge.

The lecture takes place  Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at the Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus Theater in Parma (Tri-C®) and is FREE and OPEN to the public. Deaf interpreting services are available. Reception and book signing to follow. Sponsored by the Carol S. Franklin Social Science Speakers Series, Western Campus Division of Social Sciences. To reserve a seat at the free event, go to:


For more info contact: 216-987-5508.


Wednesday, April 3 at 11:00am to 12:15pm

Western Campus Theatre, theater
11000 West Pleasant Valley Road, Lot C, Parma, OH 44130, USA

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Lectures, Special Events, Academic, Campus Events, Western, Diversity Speaker Series




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Division of Social Sciences 216-987-5508

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Thru Dunbar’s empathetic and nicely-researched biography, the female whose protection and freedom in eighteenth-century the usa depended upon final hidden, is eventually given prominence in her very own story in preference to as apart to the Washingtons.

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