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Study of the American Experience

“From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family” a talk with James H. Johnston


Date: 5:30pm EST September 24, 2013 EDT

Human Trafficking Series Event #1 Cosponsored by the Department of History

Author James H. Johnston discusses his new book, which details the remarkable transatlantic story of Yarrow Mamout and an African American family’s rise from American slavery to the American dream. Yarrow and his family were important figures in the history of Georgetown, Maryland, as evidenced by the many streets and neighborhoods that bear their name

This book not only follows the life of a remarkable individual, but chronicles the experiences of an entire family throughout all of American history-very much like a non-fiction Roots.



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