James Duncan Library
2501 Commonwealth Avenue
Illustrated talk with time for Q and A. The biography of abolitionist and suffragist Julia Wilbur (1815-1895) is local, because Wilbur worked to assist people escaping slavery in Alexandria, VA, and Washington during and after the Civil War. It’s universal because it’s the story of a woman charting a new course for herself in mid-life and challenges readers to consider their choices and how they, too, can lead a civil life in an uncivil time.