For those who might happen to be passing through Syracuse, New York, this evening:
I will be giving a talk at Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, at 7:00 pm in the college's Grewen Auditorium.
The talk will be "Anna Murray, Mrs. Frederick Douglass," in which I will outline Anna Murray Douglass's life, address the way historians have portrayed her, and discuss the limited evidence that we have in reconstructing her life. Then -- may my powers be up to the task at this point -- I will bring it all home and explain how this relationship is important in understanding Frederick Douglass and the lives of free black women such as Anna.
Aside from presenting what will be an awesome paper to an undergraduate audience, I am hammering out what will become essentially 1 1/2 - 2 chapters in the book.