03 Jun Richard Bell, Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home
June 3, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us as Dr. Richard Bell, PhD, discusses his new book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home. It tells a gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice, reminiscent of Twelve Years a Slave and Never Caught. Dr. Bell is an associate professor of History at the University of Maryland and received his PhD from Harvard University. He serves as a Trustee of the Maryland Historical Society, is an elected member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.