Semi-colon Book Club: Girl in Black and White by Jessie Morgan-Owens

  • 4/24/2021 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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  • Semi-colon Book Club: Girl in Black and White by Jessie Morgan-Owens

    In April, we will be joining with the Harriet Beecher Stowe House Semi-Colon Book Club to discuss Girl in Black and White: the Story of Mary Mildred Willams and the Abolition Movement.

    Description from

    "In this intriguing addition to the history of abolitionism, historian Morgan-Owens focuses on slave Mary Mildred Williams, whose depiction in early photographs electrified the United States’ anti-slavery activists beginning in 1855. (Publishers Weekly)

    Book discussion led by Anne Buening, Board Member, Harriet Beecher Stowe House."

    Purchase the book at your local bookstore, online or support the Harriet Beecher Stowe House and purchase directly from their bookstore. Call (513)[masked] to purchase the book from the Stowe bookstore. Curbside pickup is available.

    TO JOIN:

    1. Register directly with the HBSH:
    2. RSVP here so we know to look for you at the public online meeting. I will start a discussion on chat to welcome everyone.

    Note about the Semi-Colon Club:

    Started by Harriet's Uncle Samuel Foote whose house was located at the current side of the Freedom Center, the club was a literary group when progressive minds and local leaders met to discuss literature, politics and review each other's writing. It was here Harriet developed her writing style and won her first writing award. Unusual in it's day, the group was open to both men and women and included such notables as Harriet Beecher, Calvin Stowe, Salmon P. Chase, Dr. Daniel Drake,
    Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the future first woman doctor in America and
    her brothers suggragist and abolitionist Henry and Samuel Blackwell.

    For those that want to prepare for the year ahead, here is a list of future books we will be reading:

    May 22 The Botany of Desire discussion led by Sarah Fenske
    June 26 Calling Yankees ot Floria: Harriet Beecher Stowe's Forgotten
    Tourist Articles by John T Foster and Sarah whitmer foster discussion led by Robin Gee from the Harriet Beecher Stowe House
    July 31 Qualityland discussion led by Jen Scott
    August 28 America's First Black Socialist: The Radical Life of Peter H.Clark by Nikki M. Taylor discussion led by Over the Rhine Museum, guests of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House
    Sept 25th Supreme Inequality discussion led by James Walden
    October HBS 10/23 Beloved discussion led by John Getz of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House
    November Handmaid's Tale Led by Nina Dusa