Book Discussion on A Slave No More

David Blight talked about his book [A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation,… read more

David Blight talked about his book [A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation, published by Harcourt. He spoke briefly about the history of emancipation in America. He then spoke about his book which chronicles the lives of two former slaves, Wallace Turnage (1846-1916) and John Washington (1838-1918), whose narratives of emancipation were recently discovered. The book includes each of the men’s narratives in its original form. Following his talk he answered questions from members of the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Blight, David W. Director Yale University->Gilder Lehrman Ctr. for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition
  • Duke, Kira Education Coordinator National Civil Rights Museum

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Book Discussion on A Slave No More

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Public Affairs Event
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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
First Aired:
Feb 9, 2008
Last Aired:
Mar 19, 2008

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  • Feb 09, 2008 | 1:05pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 09, 2008 | 9:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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  • Mar 19, 2008 | 10:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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