Saturday, February 7, 2015 1pm Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore
Join two scholars sharing their journey researching the lives of African American diarists of the 19th century. Karsonya Whitehead’s Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis, , Uncovers the story of a woman in Philadelphia’s vibrant free black community through the prism of identity, race and class. Myra Y. Armstead’s, Freedom’s Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America, traces the life of an escaped slave from Maryland who became a master gardener and kept a diary over 3 decades. Cost: Museum admission. Please rsvp online atwww.rflewismuseum.org or call 443-263-1816.