Emilie Davis: Her Life, In Her Own Words

Wednesday, 2/18/2009 6:00pm

Event Type

Exhibit/Display
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Learn the story of Emilie Davis, a free African American woman who lived in Philadelphia in the 1860s. The guest speaker will be Kaye Wise Whitehead, a doctoral candidate from the University of Maryland who has been studying Emilie Davis's diaries. Whitehead will recreate the narrative of Davis's life and analyze the free black community where she lived and worked. Davis's diary will be on display.