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Reclaming GRIMES: The First Fugitive Slave Narrati
Research at the National Archives and Beyond!
Thursday, May 31, 2012
9pm est, 8pm central
Join host Bernice Bennett for a discussion with Regina E. Mason the great great great granddaugther of William Grimes for a moving discussion of her research and discovery of the first fugitive slave narrative.
Oakland, California native, Regina E. Mason, has spent fifteen years authenticating the pioneering narrative of her direct ancestor William Grimes - author of the first fugitive slave narrative in American history.
Not only is she the gate-keeper of her family’s history, she is also coeditor of the new edition of her forefather’s book Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave.[/u]
In recognition of her work, the San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society presented her the 2009 Herndon Lecturer Award. She is currently working on the documentary Gina's Journey: TheSearch for William Grimes.
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