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Subject: 	FW: Book Program
Date: 	Thu, 29 May 2008 09:13:15 -0400
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*Subject:* RE: Book Program

 

*Mr. and Mrs. Prince*

For Immediate Release

May 28, 2008

Ferrisburgh -- Author Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina will speak at Rokeby 
Museum on Sunday, June 15 at 2 pm, presenting her new book /Mr. and Mrs. 
Prince/. Abijah and Lucy Terry Prince were African Americans who lived 
in Vermont in the eighteenth century and the object of much speculation.

The legend of Lucy Prince is well known to many in Vermont -- how she 
defended her family's land all the way to the Vermont Supreme Court. She 
also survived an Indian attack in Massachusetts and immortalized it in 
poetry, and her husband Abijah was a successful entrepreneur.

The Princes' story has been the source of speculation for more than 200 
years, and Holbrook Gerzina has finally separated truth from fiction. 
Unearthing dozens of original documents, the author has pieced together 
the most detailed story of a pre-Civil War black family. /Mr. and Mrs. 
Prince/ is both a remarkable scholarly achievement and a narrative that 
reads with pacing of a detective novel.

Books will be available for sale and signing.

Rokeby Museum is a National Historic Landmark, designated for its 
exceptional underground railroad history. The Museum is located on Route 
7 in Ferrisburgh. For more information, call or e-mail 802-877-3406 or 
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