Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Featuring: Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Eric Foner
Recorded February 25, 2021
In May of 1796, at just 22 years old, Ona Judge escaped enslavement from the household of the most powerful man in the United States: George Washington. Soon thereafter she became the subject of an intense manhunt led by Washington himself. Discover the incredible story of this courageous young woman who risked everything to live as a free person, in defiance of the man who had brought freedom to some, but not all, who lived in the United States.
Erica Armstrong Dunbar is Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University and the author of Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge.
Eric Foner (moderator) is DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University.
Member Price: $10