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Concord Museum

  • Concord Museum 53 Cambridge Turnpike Cambridge, MA 01742 (map)

I’ve made many pilgrimages to Concord as an Americanist and as a photographer. Henry Williams also visited Concord, twice, once as a fugitive and once in an errand of thanks.

Tickets are $5.00 for nonmembers. Register here. Books will be available for purchase and signing on site, thanks to the Concord Bookshop.

Join us for a conversation with author Jessie Morgan-Owens, as she discusses her book Girl in Black And White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement—the story of Mary Mildred Williams, an enslaved girl who looked “white,” is little-known, but her photograph transformed the abolitionist movement.

The culmination of Girl in Black and White came from years of archival research through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Antiquarian Society, and from the Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College.  These explorations took her through archives, courthouses, interviews, and the Concord Museum collection uncovering all she could of Mary Mildred Williams’ untold story.

Members free, Nonmembers $5.  Books available for purchasing and signing in partnership with the Concord Bookshop.