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Writers LIVE! Rachel Jamison Webster

Rachel Jamison Webster will look at the eleven generations that followed the acclaimed African American mathematician and astronomer Benjamin Banneker.  The noted scholar was hired by Thomas Jefferson to survey Washington, DC, in 1791 and would later pen a letter to Jefferson asking him to reflect on his hypocrisy as a slave owner.   The author reveals her genealogical connection to Banneker and explores the many others, both Black and white, who share her family lineage. 

Rachel Jamison Webster is a creative writing professor at Northwestern University.  Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the Yale Review and Tin House

  • This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually.   
  • To attend in person we strongly encourage you to register here. 
  • Free parking vouchers are available to program attendees who park at the Franklin Street Garage (15 W. Franklin Street) after 4pm.  Ask Pratt event staff for your parking voucher prior to or after the program. 
  • Book sales provided by The Ivy Bookshop. 

Thursday, March 23 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Writers LIVE!, Virtual Event

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Writers LIVE at the Library

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Emily Levine, Manager of Adult Services

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