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Mercer County Public Library

Kentucky Chautauqua: How I Got My Name - 2 pm

William Wells Brown was the first African American published as a novelist and playwright. Hear Brown’s story, as told by Chautauqua performer Virgil Covington, Jr., in “How I Got My Name.”

Kentucky Chautauqua: How I Got My Name - 2 pm
Kentucky Chautauqua: How I Got My Name - 2 pm

Time & Location

Oct 22, 2023, 2:00 PM

Mercer County Public Library, Harrodsburg, KY 40330, USA

About the event

William Wells Brown was the first African American published as a novelist and playwright. Brown was born enslaved in the early 1800s in Kentucky, until escaping in 1834. Hear Brown’s story, as told by Chautauqua performer Virgil Covington, Jr., in “How I Got My Name.”

Following the Chautauqua performance, stay to enjoy refreshments and visit with local authors who will have copies of their books available for purchase and signing.

This program was funded in part by Kentucky Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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