James H. Johnston, Author of "From Slave Ship to Harvard"
Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family
Join author James H. Johnston, author of "From Slave Ship to Harvard," as he discusses the true story of an educated, enslaved, African Muslim, whose portrait was painted by Charles Willson Peale.
Johnston traces Yarrow’s life and descendants from colonial America through the Civil War to today.
About the Author: Jim Johnston is a lawyer, journalist, and lecturer in Washington DC. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, White House History, the Howard Law Journal, Legal Times of Washington, American Lawyer Magazine, Corporate Counsel, and the Maryland Historical Society Magazine.
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This program is part of the Library’s celebration of Black History Month.