Monday, June 25, 2012

Today on DefendersLIVE

Secrets of Mary Bowser - Part 2

Part 2 of 2-part interview with Lois Leveen, author of "The Secrets of Mary Bowser"- Continuing the conversation about Mary Bowser's work with Elizabeth Van Lew as a Civil War Union spy in the White House of the Confederacy. Why would an educated, free Black woman in Philadelphia risk all to return to the city of her birth, and her enslavement, to do this work? How is a culture of secret-keeping a key to survival while enslaved as well as in espionage... Why symbolic truth is as important for the oppressed as it is for the oppressor...

Author Lois Leveen at book-signing...
Tune in at 12 noon - live streamed at or on your radio at 97.3 FM (LP).

Click on Listen above for links to the 2-part interview.

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