After years of conflict over the institution of slavery, the Civil War would be the turning point that set the course of the United States into the 20th century and beyond. Join us on the first Thursday of each month as we explore the meaning of the Civil War and how the past has shaped who we are today through a diverse selection of narratives, novels, and histories. In partnership with the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Published in 1861, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the autobiography of Harriet Jacobs. In it, she recounts her experiences as an enslaved person, and how she obtained freedom for herself and her children.