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Caleb Smith: Race and Incarceration in an 1850s Prison Memoir

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September 6, 2016 6:00 pm
End:
September 6, 2016 7:00 pm
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Free
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Eastern State Penitentiary
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2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19130

Eastern State Penitentiary Searchlight Series presents:

Caleb Smith: Race and Incarceration in an 1850s Prison

Caleb Smith was part of a team of Yale scholars who recently discovered and authenticated the earliest known prison memoir by an African American writer. Smith will discuss his role bringing to light Austin Reed’s The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict. Reed wrote his memoir while incarcerated in New York’s Auburn State Prison in the 1850s.

Caleb Smith is a professor of English and American Studies at Yale University. He is the author of The Oracle and the Curse and The Prison and the American Imagination.

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