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Behind the Scenes: The Memoirs of Elizabeth Keckly, James Still, and Henry Ossian Flipper

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Burwell School is proud to announce a two-part lecture series focusing on the narratives of enslaved persons, particularly featuring Elizabeth Keckly’s Behind the Scenes. Renowned scholars Dr. William Andrews and Dr. Sheila Smith McKoy will each headline a program designed to reflect on these important historical sources. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear from both of these groundbreaking academics!
In the first installment of this series, Dr. William Andrews will discuss several published memoirs of enslaved people, including Elizabeth Keckly. Join us on January 13 at 2pm at the Hillsborough Presbyterian Church for a fascinating and important conversation about the ways enslaved voices assert themselves in the historical record.
Dr. Andrews is a Professor Emeritus in the English & Comparative Literature department at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. His research focuses on 18th and 19th-century African American writing and particularly identifies slave narratives as foundational components of American literature and culture.