Feb. 27 — Brown Bag discussion with Betsy Beaulieu

Motherhood-Identity-Freedom: Harriet Jacobs’ Story” 

With Dr. Betsy Beaulieu, Dean, Core divisionChamplain College

Contact: Paula Olsen, olsen@champlain.edu

Where and when: Morgan Room, Aiken Hall, 12:30 p.m.

About this discussion: “Slavery is terrible for men, but it is far more terrible for women.”

In 1861, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl was published under the pseudonym Linda Brent.  The narrative, which blends conventions of the slave narrative, the 19th-century sentimental novel, and the American adventure genre, is now considered the pre-eminent account of an enslaved woman’s life.  This talk will introduce Harriet Jacobs, a smart, courageous woman whose incredible yet little-known story vividly depicts the unique evils of slavery women experienced.

To volunteer for a brown bag talk, please contact Paula Olsen, olsen@champlain.edu

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