Book Signing Lecture: From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family, by James H. Johnston

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Date(s) - Wed, Apr 17, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ketchum Hall, Veterans of Foreign Wars Building


Event Description

From Slave Ship to Harvard is the true story of an African American family in Georgetown and in  Maryland over six generations. Author James H. Johnston, a Washington, DC attorney, has reconstructed a unique narrative of black struggle and achievement from paintings, photographs, books, diaries, court records, legal documents, and oral histories. From Slave Ship to Harvard traces the family from the colonial period and the American Revolution through the Civil War to Harvard and finally today.

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