Slaves in Ohio
The historical premise of Dolen Perkins-Valdez's novel Wench: "The land for Ohio's Wilberforce University, the nation's oldest private historically black college, where [W.E.B.] DuBois had once taught, at one time had been part of a resort - a place called Tawawa House, where wealthy Southern slaveholders would take their slave mistresses for open-air 'vacations.'"
10:36 PM / January 23, 2011
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