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 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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- Jessie Morgan-Owens Author
Vivian Fisher Manager Enoch Pratt Free Library->African American Department
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