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Cassandra Pybus

Professor Cassandra Pybus is an independent scholar and the prizewinning author of twelve books including Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runway Slaves of the American Revolution and their Global Quest for Liberty (Beacon Press 2006). She was Australian Research Council Professor of History at the University of Sydney and also been a Fulbright Professor at Georgetown University in Washington DC, Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Texas, and Leverhulme Visiting Professor at King’s College, London.

Episode 5: Resisting

Dec. 8, 2021

Episode 5: “Resisting” In May 1796, Ona Judge self-emancipated by fleeing from President George Washington’s Philadelphia home. Her escape was just one example of the many ways that Mount Vernon’s enslaved community resisted…