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When Owing a Shilling Costs a Dollar: Lewis G. Clarke Program
Author and educator Carver Clark Gayton, PhD will share the history of his ancestor, Lewis G. Clarke, whose life in slavery and freedom informed parts of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s writing of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. His discussion will address the continued legacy of Clarke, slavery, and racial injustice as well. Gayton is a retired academic administrator, corporate executive, and museum chief executive who will be joining us in this virtual program from his home city of Seattle. In 2014 he published the biography When Owing a Shilling Costs a Dollar: The Saga of Lewis G. Clarke, Born a "White" Slave, which includes information about Clarke's time in Oberlin and which can be special ordered through Ben Franklin / MindFair Books.

This free 40-minute Zoom program will end with a Q&A session. Advance registration is required using the registration link: Registrants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Date: 2/23/2021
Category: Program
Adult Price: $0.00
Member Price: $0.00
Capacity: 0