Love and Debt: Mary Ann Cord, John T. Lewis & Mark Twain

African American Heritage | Books & Literature | Fellowships

John T. Lewis and Samuel Clemens - Image courtesy Library of Congress
John T. Lewis and Samuel Clemens - Image courtesy Library of Congress

VFH Conference Room

145 Ednam Drive Charlottesville, VA

Independent historian and VFH Fellow Deborah A. Lee writes about African American experiences in the Mid-Atlantic region during the nineteenth century, especially antislavery activism and the Underground Railroad. Her talk will focus on the research that led to her current essay in the Mark Twain Journal about two African Americans Twain came to know well while staying in Elmira, New York, and the important influence they had on him and his career.

Free and open to the public. A casual lunch will be provided.

Reed Smith logoThe 2016-17 VFH Fellows talks are supported by a generous contribution from Reed Smith, LLP.