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CLP: Thinking Biography: A Reading and Discussion with Kate Clifford Larson

January 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

In a CLP sponsored by the Furman University Department of English, Kate Clifford Larson, author of biographies on Harriett Tubman, Fannie Lou Hammer, and others, will read from her work and discuss her process of writing biographies, from archival work to the creative exercise of telling someone else’s story.

Larson is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of three critically acclaimed biographies: “Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero;” “Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter;” and “The Assassin’s Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln.”

After earning BA and MA degrees from Simmons University and an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston, Larson earned a doctorate in American history at the University of New Hampshire, specializing in 19th and 20th century U.S. women’s and African American history.

She has consulted on feature film scripts, including Focus Features’ “Harriet” starring prize-winning Cynthia Erivo, and Robert Redford’s “The Conspirator,” and documentaries, museum exhibits, virtual and augmented reality, curriculum guides, public history initiatives and tour guides, among other publications.

Her award-winning consulting work includes Maryland’s Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State and National Historical Park, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway and All-American Road, and the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, New York.

Larson has appeared on local, national and international television including the BBC, PBS, and C-Span, cable networks and most recently CBS “Sunday Morning.” She is frequently interviewed by local, national and international radio programs and media outlets.


January 25, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Furman Hall 214, McEachern Lecture Hall