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"A Cruel Life in and Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur's Struggle for Freedom"

  • Date: 03/23/2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Historic Blenheim
    3610 Old Lee Highway
    Fairfax, Virginia 22030
  • Introduction: Author Paula Tarnapol Whitacre will discuss her book of Julia Wilbur, a 47-year-old single woman from New York State, who came to Alexandria, Virginia in 1862 to aid recently escaped slaves and hospitalized Union soldiers.

 

Author Paula Tarnapol Whitacre has written an historical narrative of Julia Wilbur, a 47-year-old single woman from Poughkeepsie, New York who as an abolitionist moved to Alexandria, Virginia in 1862 to aid recently escaped slaves  and hospitalized Union soldiers.  Following the Civil War Wilbur moved to Washington, D.C. to work and became involved in the women's suffrage movement.  Through Wilbur's diaries and historical documents Ms. Whitacre has woven together s story of this strong, independent woman who put her beliefs into action.  Book sales and signings will be offered after the presentation.

 Free Program;  703. 591.0560.