Freedom’s Diaries: Diaries Of Free African Americans Throughout The Antebellum & Civil War

Freedoms Diaries

Freedoms DiariesFebruary 6, 2015 – Segment 3

We hear a preview of an event this weekend at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture, Freedom’s Diaries. The event showcases two diaries of Black individuals from the Antebellum and Civil War period.

With: Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, author of Notes From a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis and My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America, which just came out last week; and Dr. Myra Young Armstead, Professor of History and Director of Africana Studies at Bard College and author of a number of books including Freedom’s Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America.