Historical Scholarship Through Fiction
Authors Beverly Lowry, Harriet Tubman: Imagining A Life; Lawrence Hill, Someone Knows My Name: A Novel; and Lorene Cary, The Price of a… read more
Authors Beverly Lowry, Harriet Tubman: Imagining A Life; Lawrence Hill, Someone Knows My Name: A Novel; and Lorene Cary, The Price of a Child: A Novel analyzed slavery through fictional writing and historical scholarship at a National Constitution Center panel discussion. Topics included the process of imagining the life of someone else and what makes a person behave heroically. The authors read selections from their books. Frank Wilson, book review editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer, moderated.
Beverly Lowry is the author of several novels and works of non-fiction, including Her Dream of Dreams: The Rise and Triumph of Madam C.J. Walker. Ms. Lowry is the recipient of the 2007 Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award. She currently teaches at George Mason University.
Lawrence Hill is the author of the novels Some Great Thing and Any Known Blood.
Lorene Cary is the author of several novels and works of nonfiction, including the memoir Black Ice. Ms. Cary is the founder of Art Sanctuary, a lecture series that provides a forum for African American artists. Ms. Cary is currently a senior lecturer in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the recipient of the Philadelphia Award, a Philadelphia Historical Society Founder’s Medal for History in Culture in 2003. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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