31 2024

Jacqueline Friedland "The Stockwell Letters" Author Talk

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
7 PM
Online via Zoom
Based on the true story of female abolitionist Ann Phillips and her connection to Anthony Burns,
a young man who briefly escaped American slavery and rocked the nation with his astoundingly
heroic story. Ann’s husband, Wendell Phillips was a great orator and dedicated abolitionist.
The author has a particular focus on the predicament on nineteenth century women who wanted
to affect change despite the restriction’s society imposed on them. The Stockwell Letters takes
a deep dive in the harrowing conditions of the antebellum South and the obstacles faced by
abolitionists who fought tirelessly to eradicate slavery.