Media

 I believe in scholarly accessibility and the importance of sharing history with a larger world. My appearances in several documentaries, including PBS’s The Abolitionists, my radio interviews, and my written work in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the New York Times speak to my beliefs. I am a scholar who writes for the academy and for larger general audiences.

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New York Times

"George Washington Slave Catcher"

 

 

 

The Nation

"Washington's NEw African-American Museum Shows How Black History Shaped the American Experience"

 

 

Press Mentions

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, the author of “Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge,” at George Washington’s estate in Mount Vernon, Va. Justin T. Gellerson for The New York Times

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, the author of “Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge,” at George Washington’s estate in Mount Vernon, Va. Justin T. Gellerson for The New York Times

The New York Times

"In Search of the Slave Who Defied George Washington"

Author: Jennifer Schuessler

 

 

Essence

Section: Patrik's Picks

Author: PAtrik Henry Bass

Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge is featured on page 38 in the February 2017 Hidden Figures edition of Essence magazine in the section "History, Her Stories, & Future Thinkers: A Roundup of the Best Black Heritage Reads from Experts and Exquisite Authors" by Patrik Henry Bass.

 
Illustration by David Wilson for the Boston Globe

Illustration by David Wilson for the Boston Globe

Boston Globe

"Saga of slave who escaped from the Washingtons and lived on the run"

Author: Kate Tuttle

 

Broad Street Review

"A life of Resistance"

Author: Alaina Mabaso

 
Photo by ED HILLE / Staff Photographer Philly.com

Photo by ED HILLE / Staff Photographer Philly.com

Philly.com

"Meet the slave who escaped from George Washington's Philly mansion and was never caught"

Author: Samantha Melamed

At the President's House on Independence Mall, local author, historian and professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar, who spent eight years chasing the elusive story of Oney Judge, a slave of Martha and George Washington's who escaped from here with help from free blacks.

 

USA Today

"A slave’s flight from our first president"

Author: Matt Damsker

 

Paste Magazine

"Erica Armstrong Dunbar Talks Never Caught, the True Story of George Washington's Runaway Slave"

AuThor: Lucas Iberico Lozada

 

The Charlotte Observer

"Ona Judge: The female slave George Washington could not catch"

Author: Dannye Romine Powell

 

nhmagazine.com

"An Unsung Heroine Has Her Day: A new book tells a little-known slave story"

author: Rick Broussard

 
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Black Perspectives

"Never Caught: A New Book on George Washington’s Pursuit of His Runaway Slave"

Author: Ibram X. Kendi

 

The Junto

"Guest Review: Never Caught : Ona Judge, the Washingtons, and the Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave"

Author: Jessica PArr

Guest reviewer Shana L. Haines is an Assistant Professor of English at Tidewater Community College in Portsmouth, Virginia. She is currently a Ph.D student in American Studies at William and Mary focusing on Race, Law, and Literature. She has her J.D. from Boston University School of Law and her Masters in British and American Literature from Hunter College.

 

Men's JOurnal

The 7 Best Books of February

Author: Michael Schaub

 

New York Post

"George Washington Almost Broke the Law trying to recapture his freed slave"

Author: Ron Hogan

 

Pacific Standard

"Shelf Help: Never Caught: Ona Judge, the Washingtons, and the Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave"

Author: Peter C. Baker

 

Los Angeles Times

Author: Greg Braxton

"New TV, stage and film projects are looking at slavery with a bold new emphasis on empowerment"

 

CNN

Author: John Blake

What 'Lincoln' misses and another Civil War film gets right

 

 

 

 


TV/Radio

TLC

"Who Do you Think you Are"

Julie Bowen learns how her ancestors fought to end slavery

Actress Julie Bowen reads a document describing how her ancestors fought to end slavery, and how their actions relate back to today.

 

NMAAHC

National Museum of African American History and Culture (February 17, 2017)

University of Delaware professor of Black American Studies and History was invited by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to discuss her book, "Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

 
https://www.c-span.org/video/?424019-2/never-caught

C-SPAN

Never Caught (February 15,2017)

Professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar talked about her book Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, in which she recounts the life of Ona Judge, a slave owned by George and Martha Washington, whose escape initiated a manhunt ordered by the first president.

 

TV ONE

NEws One NOw (February 14,2017)

Author/Historian Erica Dunbar discusses her new book "Never Caught"

 
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Boston's NPR New's Station: "Never Caught: How One Of George Washington's Slaves Escaped To Freedom"

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti talks with historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar (@ericaadunbar), author of a new book on Ona Judge, "Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit Of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge."

WMC Live

Women's Media Center Live With Robin Morgan

 

WNYC

The Takeway: "The Fugutive Slave Who Eluded George Washington

What does it mean to be free?

That's a question explored in the new book, "Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge."

 

WHYY Public Media

"Erica Armstrong Dunbar’s ‘Never Caught’"

 
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WURD Radio

The Nick TaliafeRro Show

"Echoes of Slavery Era" in reaction to Ferguson