The Harriet Jacobs Papers

The third episode of the PBS series Slavery and The Making of America includes an interview with Jean Fagan Yellin and a long section on Harriet Jacobs. It first airs on February 16. Check local stations for broadcast times.

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition awarded Jean Fagan Yellin the Frederick Douglass Book Prize for Harriet Jacobs: A Life. The award ceremony will take place on February 24, 2005 at the Yale Club.

Mrs. Elayne P. Bernstein donated $10,000 to the Harriet Jacobs Papers in January 2005.

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission awarded the Harriet Jacobs Papers a grant for $103,002 in May 2004.

Pace University recently created a webpage documenting news about the Harriet Jacobs Papers and Harriet Jacobs: A Life. The March 2004 issue of Opportunitas, the Newsletter of the Pace University Community, profiled Jean Fagan Yellin and the Harriet Jacobs Papers.

Kate Culkin will speak at the induction ceremony for literature honors students at Ramapo College on March 17.

Our student researcher, Eileen Brumitt, was recently accepted by the Graduate Program in English at Lehigh University. Congratulations Eileen!

An article in the March 4, 2004 Journal News discussed Jean Fagan Yellin, the Papers, and Harriet Jacobs: A Life. The March 11, 2004 New York Review of Books included a review of Harriet Jacobs: A Life.

Dr. Jean Fagan Yellin discussed her biography Harriet Jacobs: A Life at the Library Company of Philadelphia on February 23 at 5:45 and had a book signing at the Howard University Bookstore on February 24 from 2:30-4:00. Her appearances at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh on February 26 and on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU in Washington, D.C., on February 25 were postponed.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reviewed Harriet Jacobs: A Life on February 22, 2004. The New Orleans Times-Picayune also reviewed the book on February 22.

Dr. Jean Fagan Yellin spoke to a standing room only crowd at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York on February 17 at 6 PM about her biography Harriet Jacobs: A Life. She was also interviewed by Leonard Lopate on WNYC on February 17.

Basic Civitas Books published Dr. Jean Fagan Yellin’s biography Harriet Jacobs: A Life in January 2004. It was reviewed in the February 2, 2004 issue of Time.

Pace Press profiled the Harriet Jacobs Papers in its February 10, 2004 issue.

Humanities, the magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities, profiled The Harriet Jacobs Papers in its January/February 2004 issue.

In November 2003, the Ford Foundation awarded the Harriet Jacobs Papers a grant for $100,000. Read the Pace press release announcing the award.