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The Resource Girl in black and white : the story of Mary Mildred Williams and the abolition movement, Jessie Morgan-Owens

Girl in black and white : the story of Mary Mildred Williams and the abolition movement, Jessie Morgan-Owens

Label
Girl in black and white : the story of Mary Mildred Williams and the abolition movement
Title
Girl in black and white
Title remainder
the story of Mary Mildred Williams and the abolition movement
Statement of responsibility
Jessie Morgan-Owens
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The riveting, little-known story of Mary Mildred Williams -- a slave girl who looked "white" -- whose photograph transformed the abolitionist movement. When a decades-long court battle resulted in her family's freedom in 1855, seven-year-old Mary Mildred Williams unexpectedly became the face of American slavery. During a sold-out abolitionist lecture series, Senator Charles Sumner paraded Mary in front of rapt audiences as evidence that slavery knew no bounds. Weaving together long-overlooked primary sources and arresting images, including the daguerreotype that turned Mary into the poster child of a movement, Jessie Morgan-Owens investigates tangled generations of sexual enslavement and the fraught politics that led Mary to Sumner. She restores Mary's story to history and uncovers a dramatic narrative of travels along the Underground Railroad, relationships tested by oppression, and the struggles of life after emancipation. The result is an exposé of the thorny racial politics of the abolitionist movement and the pervasive colorism that dictated where white sympathy lay -- one that sheds light on a shameful legacy that still affects us profoundly today
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morgan-Owens, Jessie
Dewey number
  • 306.3/62092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E444.W746
LC item number
M67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, Mary Mildred
  • Williams, Mary Mildred
  • Child slaves
  • Slaves
  • Photographs
  • Colorism
  • Antislavery movements
  • Racism
  • United States
Label
Girl in black and white : the story of Mary Mildred Williams and the abolition movement, Jessie Morgan-Owens
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky294909116
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780393609240
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018053655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Girl in black and white : the story of Mary Mildred Williams and the abolition movement, Jessie Morgan-Owens
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky294909116
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780393609240
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018053655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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