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January 31, 2019
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Brandon Downing

Nikki M. Taylor, Professor of History at Howard University will talk about her most recent book Driven Toward Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret Garner and Tragedy on the Ohio, at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 31st. Her presentation will be held at the Timothy O. Cooper Auditorium (Thomas 124). Margaret Garner was the runaway slave who, when confronted with capture just outside of Cincinnati, slit the throat of her toddler daughter rather than have her face a life in slavery. Her story inspired Toni Morrison's Beloved, a novel made into a film starring Oprah Winfrey. Taylor brilliantly captures Garner's circumstances and transformation from a murdering mother to an icon of tragedy and resistance.