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Watch Party: Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 6:00 PM | YouTube | free of charge | drop in

We'll gather online to catch up and chat about this favorite recorded event, which originally took place on November 1, 2018. Just drop in to our YouTube channel at 6:00 PM and look for the premiere. (The full list of watch parties is here.)


A startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, and a National Book Award finalist, Never Caught is the powerful narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave who risked everything to escape the nation’s capital and reach freedom.


This event is the Library’s annual Henry S.F. Cooper Jr. Lecture on Early American History & Literature.