Taylor Talks History: A Discussion of Harriet Jacobs
A woman named Harriet Jacobs is buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery. Jacobs wrote a scandalous autobiography about her life as a female slave, but her personhood was lost to history and modern scholars popularly believed she was a myth written into literature by a white abolitionist. Scholar Jean Fagan Yellin finally proved that Jacobs was in fact a real woman. How can Jacobs’s story help us today? Join historian and storyteller Desiree Taylor for a presentation of the life and the myth of Harriet Jacobs. The program is an hour long, with audience discussion and a visual presentation. Meet in Story Chapel.
Desiree Taylor is an educator, writer, and crafter specializing in creating “safe educational spaces” with a focus on history. In these spaces folks learn through dynamic conversations and share their ideas, as diversity and respect are valued. http://taylortalkshistory.com/
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