Freedom Lecture with Kristen Green: The Devil’s Half Acre


Freedom Lecture with Kristen Green: The Devil’s Half Acre

Date and Time

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Event Type



Free; registration required

Join us for an evening with author and journalist Kristen Green to discuss her latest book The Devil’s Half Acre: The Untold Story of How One Woman Liberated the South’s Most Notorious Slave Jail.

Green will explain how she drew upon years of research to uncover the inspiring story of Mary Lupkin, who survived enslavement and began what was to become Virginia Union University. This is a story of the resilience of a woman on the path to freedom, her historic contributions, and her enduring legacy.

6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Lecture

Kristen Green is a reporter and the author of the New York Times bestseller Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County, which received the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Nonfiction and the People’s Choice Award. She has worked as a journalist for two decades for newspapers including the Boston Globe, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. 

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required:

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