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The Friends of the Oberlin College Libraries Presents Tamika Nunley

March 15, 2021

The Friends of the Oberlin College Libraries presents a virtual presentation by Tamika Nunley on April 15, 2021.

Tamika Y. Nunley, Associate Professor of History, Comparative American Studies, Law & Society, at Oberlin College will discuss her recent book At the Threshold of Liberty: Women, Slavery, and Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C. Drawing on newspapers, government documents, letters, abolitionist records, legislation, and memoirs, Professor Nunley traces how Black women navigated social and legal proscriptions to develop their own ideas about liberty as they escaped from slavery, initiated freedom suits, created entrepreneurial economies, pursued education, and participated in political work. In telling these stories, Nunley places Black women at the vanguard of the history of Washington, D.C., and the momentous transformations of nineteenth-century America.

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Event Details

The presentation will be approximately 30 minutes. Questions and answers will follow.

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Registration: Free, but registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual event via Zoom.

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Event Contact: Ken Grossi, Oberlin College Libraries, ken.grossi@oberlin.edu.

To Purchase Book: Click for additional information about Tamika Nunley's, At the Threshold of Liberty: Women, Slavery, and Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C.


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