South Bound Lecture Series
Rita L. Hubbard
March 18, 2021
The event is free, but donations are suggested.
About Her Books
Meet an inspiring woman who proved that with perseverance and determination, you're never too old to learn. The Oldest Student tells the story of Mary Walker, who, in 1848, was born into slavery; by age 15, she was freed, and by age 20, married. Throughout her life she worked hard, working numerous jobs to provide for herself and her family, including cooking, babysitting, and selling sandwiches for her church. By age 114, she was the last surviving member of her family, and at age 116, she learned to read.
"A riveting portrait of a strong-willed American icon."
-BookPage, starred review