African his­tory month events lined up at Aca­dia

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new book, Steal Away Home will be pre­sented by Depart­ment of His­tory & Clas­sics.

While re­search­ing her award­win­ning book I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land, Smardz-Frost, who teaches at Aca­dia, dis­cov­ered a re­mark­able wo­man named Ce­celia Jane Reynolds. Born into slav­ery in 1831, she made a dar­ing dash to free­dom in Canada at the age of 15.

In this new bi­og­ra­phy, Smardz-Frost fol­lows Reynolds from her en­slaved child­hood to her death as a free wo­man.

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