Join the ALPLM’s Education department as we read and discuss All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake, written by Tiya Miles. The book tells the story of an enslaved woman named Rose who faced a crisis: the imminent sale of her daughter Ashley. Thinking quickly, she packed a cotton bag for her with a few items, and, soon after, the nine-year-old girl was separated from her mother and sold. Decades later, Ashley’s granddaughter Ruth embroidered this family history on the sack in spare, haunting language. To document their story, historian Tiya Miles carefully traces these women’s faint presence in archival records, objects, art, and the environment to write a singular history of the experience of slavery, and the uncertain freedom afterward, in the United States.
This virtual Book Club for Educators invites you to come as you are, drink what you want, and chat about great books with your peers. This virtual event is free, but registration is required. All participants who read All That She Carried and attend the discussion will receive 6.5 CPDUs.