"My Name is Oney Judge" with Diane Turner
Diane Turner is a curator of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple University Libraries and course director for the Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities. In this episode, Turner presents the story of Oney Judge, a mixed-race slave owned by George and Martha Washington, and Oney's courageous escape to freedom from the President’s house in Philadelphia. This taping was held at Belmont Mansion, located in Philadelphia’s Fairmont Park Historic District, which served as a haven for freedom seekers and houses a museum dedicated to preserving their stories.
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