When I first started researching THE SECRETS OF MARY BOWSER, almost no one had heard of Mary. Now, as the nation debates what to do with Confederate monuments and how to honor African American and women's history, Mary's story has become a key way to understand our collective past. And what it means for our present.
Listen to this interview I did for NPR
I'll be headed back to Richmond this summer, to speak in the very building where Mary posed as a slave to spy for the Union
. What a way to honor her legacy!