|Subject:||FW: Book Program|
|Date:||Thu, 29 May 2008 09:13:15 -0400|
|From:||Jim Brangan <[log in to unmask]>|
|To:||Jim Brangan <[log in to unmask]>|
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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 [log in to unmask].
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