September 30, 2019

Lecture: “The Story of Jane: How an Obscure Black Woman Changes American History”

Quincy Newell

Thursday, November 7, 2019  7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Albrecht Auditorium | Stauffer Hall of Learning
Claremont Graduate University
925 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

The event is free and open to the public.

Join us for a Mormon Studies lecture with Quincy D. Newell, who will talk about how our understanding of American history changes when we consider the life of Jane Manning James, a Connecticut-born African American who joined the fledgling Mormon movement in the early 1840s. Newell, author of the first full-length biography of James, Your Sister in the Gospel: The Life of Jane Manning James, a Nineteenth-Century Black Mormon, will discuss how James’s life adds depth and nuance to our histories of African Americans, American religion, American women, and the American West.

Quincy Newell