Lecture: Who Was Mary Webb?
- 3/3/2014 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
- Location: Massachusetts Hall, Faculty Room
- Event Type: Lecture
- Sponsor: Africana Studies Program
- Contact: Glynis Wears-Siegel
- - Open to the Public -
Mary Webb was a black female elocutionist who toured Britain in 1856 as Harriet Beecher Stowe's public reader. Not enough is known about Mrs. Webb, the daughter of a fugitive slave who was one of the earliest professional African American performers.
Laura Korobkin is Associate Professor of English at Boston University, and author of Criminal Conversations: Stories of Adultery and the Law in Late 19th Century America.