Virtual Program | Rosenbach Collections Chat: Indigenous Author-Activists in The Rosenbach’s Collection

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  • May 8, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

The Rosenbach’s rare book collections include volumes written by Native American authors who sought to advocate for Indigenous peoples’ rights in the nineteenth-century United States. In this interactive, digital program, you will learn about three of those authors—William Apess, R.B. Lewis, and Simon Pokagon—and a fourth author, Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, represented in the Rosenbach collection in a rare and fragile manuscript. Join us as we consider how these authors used the genres of memoir, poetry, history, and the novel to advocate for Indigenous rights.

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