Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion: Literary Parlor - Clotel

18jul1:30 pmEbenezer Maxwell Mansion: Literary Parlor - Clotel

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Literary Parlor – Clotel by William Wells Brown

Bibliophile Kate Howe leads a lively discussion about Clotel; or, The President’s Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States is an 1853 novel about Clotel and her sister, fictional slave daughters of Thomas Jefferson.

Set in the early nineteenth century, it is considered the first novel published by an African American and is set in the United States. The novel explores slavery’s destructive effects on African-American families, the difficult lives of American mulattoes or mixed-race people, and the “degraded and immoral condition of the relation of master and slave in the United States of America.

Cost: $8 Register online at https://ebenezermaxwellmansion.org/literary-parlor/

This is an in-person event.




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