august, 2020

29aug1:00 pm3:00 pmEMM: The Price of a Child with Lorene Cary ZOOM Q&A

Event Details

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is pleased to host Lorene Cary, author of The Price of a Child, for a Q & A about her ground-breaking novel set in 1855 Philadelphia.  The Price of a Child is based on the escape of Jane Johnson, a slave from North Carolina who escaped to freedom with her two sons while briefly in Philadelphia with her master and his family. Set in 1855, the novel tells the story of Ginnie Pryor, a slave from a Virginia plantation who is bought by the US Ambassador to Nicaragua. En route with her new owner to New York City, for their voyage to South America, she escapes via the Underground Railroad and works to build a new life in Philadelphia. Fernanda Eberstadt, reviewing the novel in The New York Times, commented that Cary “is a powerful storyteller, frankly sensual, mortally funny, gifted with an ear for the pounce and ragged inconsequentiality of real speech and an eye for the shifts and subterfuges by which ordinary people get by”

Attendees will receive the ZOOM sign-in information on Friday, August 28.  Cost: $6

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Time

(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Organizer

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansiondiane@ebenezermaxwellmansion.org 200 W Tulpehocken St Philadelphia PA 19144

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