Tucker’s program is an overview of Michigan’s role as a Midwest hub of the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery movement — with a particular emphasis on sites, rescuers and freedom-seekers in West Michigan. This program is free and open to the public.
Tucker is an associate professor of English and African-American studies; and teaches African-American literature, African-American studies and American literature at GVSU. Her research activities include extensive study of several lesser-known slave women who transgressed the social station dictated for them by 19th-century social norms, seized their freedom, and made significant contributions to American life.
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