Robert Morgan, Kappa Alpha Professor of English at Cornell, will talk about his novel Chasing the North Star, which was inspired by the true story of a runaway slave who was taken in by his family. In his novel, Morgan tells a tale of two teenage slaves who escape from plantations in the Carolinas, link up by accident, and make their way through many dangers and narrow escapes all the way to Ithaca, New York, in 1851. Told from alternating points of view, it is a story of both the horrors of slavery and the resilience of the human spirit.
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