Library of Congress

National Book Festival

At the 2018 National Book Festival


  • History & Biography
    Saturday, September 1
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 1
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Erica Armstrong Dunbar is the Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Black Studies and History at the University of Delaware. In 2011, she was appointed the first director of the Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Dunbar has been the recipient of Ford, Mellon and Social Science research Council fellowships and is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer. Her first book, “A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City,” was published by Yale University Press in 2008. Her new work, a National Book Award finalist, is “Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge” (Atria).

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Photo by Whitney Thomas