Ona Judge

Outwits the Washingtons. An Enslaved Woman Fights for Freedom
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Published: June 2021
For Ages: Primary
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Author: Gwendolyn Hooks
Illustrator: Simone Agoussoye

Product Category: Reference / Reference: Biography

Published By: Capstone
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Published: 01-Jun-2021
Format: Hardback, 24 pages
RRP: $29.99
ISBN: 9781543512809
In 1776, U.S. Declaration of Independence promised freedom and equality for all. Those promises did not include millions of enslaved African Americans. George Washington was beloved as a victorious general and the first president of the United States, but Washington was also a slaveholder. In his household, an enslaved woman named Ona Judge dreamed of escaping and living free.
One spring night in 1796, One bravely fled Washington's mansion in Philadelphia and escaped to make a life far away. But the Washingtons wouldn't let her go easily. One would have to rely on her wits to avoid returning to life in slavery.

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