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Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Biography

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Erica Armstrong Dunbar is the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University. She also serves as Director of the Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Her first book, A FRAGILE FREEDOM: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City was published by Yale University Press in 2008. She is also the author of NEVER CAUGHT: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave Ona Judge.

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Books by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

by Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Kathleen Van Cleve - African American Interest, Biography, Children's, Children's 9-13, Children's Nonfiction, History, Prejudice , Racism

In this incredible narrative, Erica Armstrong Dunbar reveals a fascinating and heartbreaking behind-the-scenes look at the Washingtons’ when they were the First Family --- and an in-depth look at their slave, Ona Judge, who dared to escape from one of the nation’s Founding Fathers. Born into a life of slavery, Ona Judge eventually grew up to be George and Martha Washington’s “favored” dower slave. When she was told that she was going to be given as a wedding gift to Martha Washington’s granddaughter, Ona made the bold and brave decision to flee to the north, where she would be a fugitive.