Girl in Black and White

Jessie Morgan-Owens talked about her book, Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement, in which she… read more

Jessie Morgan-Owens talked about her book, Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement, in which she recounted the life of Mary Mildred Williams, a seven-year old who became the face of the abolitionist movement in the mid-19th century. The author reported that due to generations of sexual assault, Mary “passed” as white, which was capitalized on by Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner to garner the sympathy of white audiences and promote his anti-slavery efforts. close

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Girl in Black and White

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Program ID:
458915-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
May 11, 2019 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
May 18, 2019 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • May 11, 2019 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 12, 2019 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 18, 2019 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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