Erica Armstrong Dunbar is the Blue and Gold Professor of Black Studies and History at the University of Delaware. In 2011, Professor Dunbar was appointed the first director of the Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia. She has been the recipient of Ford, Mellon, and SSRC fellowships and is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer. Her first book, A FRAGILE FREEDOM: AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN AND EMANCIPATION IN THE ANTEBELLUM CITY was published by Yale University Press in 2008.
A startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, NEVER CAUGHT is the powerful narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave who risked it all to escape the nation’s capital and reach freedom. It was honored as a 2017 National Book Award finalist.