October 12, 2016
Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Rm. 250), Cabell Library
Isabelle Richman, Coordinator and Faculty Associate of Religious Studies at VCU, will talk about her book, Sojourner Truth: Prophet of Social Justice (Routledge, 2016).
Sojourner Truth was born into bondage and oppression, but in liberation she emerged as a leader in the most radical causes of her era. She traveled the country as an outspoken and riveting presence, battling for the abolition of slavery and for women’s suffrage. Sojourner Truth: Prophet of Social Justice provides a concise biography of this important figure, examining her religious life in ways that shed light on Truth’s work and the religious movements of her day. Accompanied by primary source documents including political records, speech transcripts, and selections from her autobiography, Richman’s biography provides a rich and accessible narrative of Truth’s life and legacy.
Admission is free and all are welcome!
This event is co-sponsored by the Humanities Research Center and the VCU Libraries.
For more information, please visit humanitiescenter.vcu.edu.