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2017 NAAMCC Author Series
April 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Get ready for your summer vacation reading by meeting local and nationally known authors. The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center will host a series of book talks featuring thought-provoking writers:
Author and Howard University African American history professor Nikki M. Taylor recounts the story of
Margaret Garner in her new book Driven toward Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret Garner and
Tragedy on the Ohio. Garner was a runaway slave who, when confronted with capture, slit the throat
of her toddler daughter rather than have her face a life in slavery. Her story inspired Toni Morrison’s
novel Beloved. Taylor’s fiercely poetic history of Garner captures her transformation from a murdering
mother to an icon of tragedy, resistance, and motherhood
The book events are free with your paid museum admission. You can also view our current exhibits: Kojo: Eyewitness
to History; The Voices of the Revolution; and Celebrating Our Past and Embracing Our Future: The History of
Wilberforce University. Museum hours for the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center are 9:00 a.m.–
4:00 p.m. Museum admission: $6, $5/senior, $3/ages 6–17, and free/Ohio History Connection & NAAMCC members.
For more information call 800-752-2603 ext. 2113 or visit www.ohiohistory.org/naamcc