Untold Stories: Enslaved People in the Home of the Grimke Family
By Louise W. Knight
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7pm
When we think about how enslaved people responded to their bondage, we often think first of those who liberated themselves through the underground railroad, but this is only part of the story. Join us for a presentation by historian Louise W. Knight as she discusses some of the other ways people rebelled against enslavement, drawing on the stories of the enslaved people of the aristocratic Grimke family of Charleston, South Carolina. Pieced together from correspondence, white owners’ published recollections, and “runaway” ads in newspapers, the stories illustrate the courage and resourcefulness with which people met their involuntary bondage.
This Women’s History Month program is co-sponsored with the Evanston History Center and the Frances Willard Historical Association.