Book Talk with Albert M. Rosenblatt | The Eight: The Lemmon Slave Case and the Fight for Freedom

Join us for a lunchtime talk with Albert M. Rosenblatt, who will discuss his book “The Eight: The Lemmon Slave Case and the Fight for Freedom.” The book tells the story of eight enslaved Virginians whose 1852 arrival in New York, a free state, led to a lawsuit for their freedom. The author details how the Lemmon v. New York case played a significant role in the legal and political tensions around slavery between free and slave states, which set the stage for the Dred Scott decision and, ultimately, the Civil War. Rosenblatt teaches at the New York University School of Law and is a retired judge of the New York State Court of Appeals.

For more information, contact Anne McCrery at [email protected] or 804.692.3568. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Limited free parking is available underneath the Library at 800 East Broad Street.

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Library of Virginia

June 11, 2022

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