A Virtual Meet the Author Event – ELI HILL A Novel

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Date(s): 2/2/21
Start time: 7:00 PM
End time: 9:00 PM


Type: Literary, Virtual & Online

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A virtual meet the author event featuring authors, Katherine Du Pre Lumpkin & edited by Bruce Baker & Jacquelyn Dowd Hall where they will discuss their novel Eli Hill. Born to enslaved parents in York County, South Carolina, Elias Hill (1819-1872) learned to read and write and became a popular Baptist minister. Owing to his influence, Hill was one of many victims of a series of vicious attacks by the Ku Klux Klan. After testifying before a congressional committee that emigration was the only solution, Hill and 135 other formerly enslaved people emigrated to Liberia.

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