Historic Hudson Valley will welcome author Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar to Philipsburg Manor to discuss her book Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. Dunbar’s book tells the powerful story of Judge, who at 22-years-old risked everything for her freedom—and became the subject of a massive manhunt led by the President of the United States. Much has been written about the Founding Father’s relationship with slavery, but Dunbar’s book is unique in its perspective—she tells the story from the point of view of the enslaved.
Dr. Jacqueline Simmons, lecturer at Teachers College, Columbia University, will facilitate the conversation. A book signing Dr. Dunbar will follow the talk. Guests can find copies of the book for sale in the Museum Shop.
The event will take place in the auditorium at the Visitor Center.