Author Visit: Nikki Taylor on Driven Toward Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret Garner and the Tragedy on the Ohio

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Date(s) - 08/04/2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library


The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County hosts this author visit, with a reading and book signing.

“Margaret Garner was the runaway slave, who when confronted by capture just outside of Cincinnati, slit the throat of her toddler daughter, rather than have her face a life in slavery. Her story has inspired Toni Morrions’ Beloved, a film based on the novel starring Oprah Winfrey, and an opera. Yet, her life has defied solid historical treatment. In Driven Toward Madness, Nikki M. Taylor captures her circumstances and her transformation from a murdering mother to an icon of tragedy and resistance.”

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