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Researching African American Biography:
Challenges, Problems, and Issues


Ezra Greenspan


Monday, May 3, 2010, at 4:30 p.m.
Elmarion Room, Goddard-Daniels House
190 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

PRÉCIS: This seminar will present a scholarly examination of some of the literary, historical, and biographical issues raised in my research for a biography of William Wells Brown. Brown is so rich a literary and cultural figure that the opening analysis I will be making in the seminar of challenges, problems, and issues raised by his life and works will readily open up to a broader discussion of researching and analyzing nineteenth-century African American authorship.


Refreshments will be provided after the paper, which will be followed by a dutch-treat dinner in Worcester. If you plan to attend, please notify Ann-Cathrine Rapp at AAS no later than Friday, November 20. Email her at arapp[at], or go to the calendar and electronic registration form.

The Society regrets that it is unable to make refunds after that date.

Reservations are suggested (and deeply appreciated) for attending the seminar. Reservations are required to attend the supper.