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Future Book Talks

Forsaken Forsaken
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms

In his debut novel Forsaken, Ross Howell Jr. tells the story of an uneducated African American servant, Virginia Christian, who was tried for killing her white employer in 1912. She died in the electric chair one day after her 17th birthday, the only female juvenile executed in Virginia history. The author researched the case using a variety of documents and images concerning Christian's execution found in the Library of Virginia's collections.

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