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Book Talk September 23: From Slave Ship to Harvard – POSTPONED

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

Curious about a portrait of “Old Yarrow”  by James Alexander Simpson that hangs in the Peabody Room of Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown public library, James J. Johnston a journalist and attorney decided he wanted to know more and eventually ended up writing a book From Slave Ship to Harvard. The portrait “Old Yarrow” was of Yarrow …