Here is a link to my review of Barbara Ransby’s new book Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson in American Historical Review.
To see the book on the Yale University Press site, click here.
Many thanks to Anne Preston of the Carnegie History Center in Bryan, TX for organizing a wonderful event at the Larry J. Ringer public library in College Station this past weekend. Episode two of the film The Abolitionists was screened as part of the NEH Created Equal program. Amy Earhart from the English Department at Texas A & M and I facilitated a discussion following the film.
Attendance was impressive and the audience asked very thoughtful questions. After an hour of discussion, several people wanted to stay longer! The high school students were especially knowledgeable and were making great connections between slavery, abolition and international politics. This was my first time visiting College Station and I really enjoyed interacting with the community.
For more on the film, click here.