Rethinking Resistance: Ona Judge, the Washingtons' runaway slave and the meaning of escape

Why do we remember some stories about the past while passively “forgetting” or actively erasing others? The story of a courageous young woman who resisted her shackles and left everything she knew to find freedom is told by Dr. Erica Dunbar Armstrong in her new book, Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, which was nominated for a 2017 National Book Award. On January 23, the public is invited to hear Dunbar speak at a lecture supported by New Hampshire Humanities and hosted by Saint Anselm College at the Dana Center for the Humanities. Dr. Dunbar's talk will be followed by a facilitated discussion led by Dr. Jennifer Thorn and Dr. Beth Salerno.