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The Education of Betsey Stockton: An Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom
  • Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
  • Time: 1:00 pm
  • Location: Online

Author Gregory Nobles will discuss the remarkable story of a Black woman’s journey from slavery to emancipation, from antebellum New Jersey to the Hawaiian Islands, and from her own self-education to a lifetime of teaching others. It’s a compelling chronicle of a critical time in American history and a testament to the courage and commitment of a woman whose persistence grew into a potent form of resistance. In this first book-length telling of Betsey Stockton’s story, Nobles illuminates both a woman and her world, following her around the globe, and showing how a determined individual could challenge her society’s racial obstacles from the ground up. Joining the author in conversation will be Dr. David Latimore of the Betsey Stockton Center for Black Church Studies at the Princeton Theological Seminary.

Program and the Emancipation Proclamation and General Order No. 3 Featured Document Presentation is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of