Mary and Emily Edmonson were two of the youngest passengers who attempted to escape slavery on the ill-fated Pearl voyage in 1848. Join Elizabeth as she and a descendant of the Edmonson family discuss the role of these young women in not only the escape but also the abolition movement and Reconstruction.
C.W. Harper, "Black Aristocrats: Domestic Servants on the Antebellum Plantation." Phylon (1960-) 46, no. 2 (1985): 123-35.
John H. Paynter, Fugitives of the Pearl, (1930).
Mary Kay Ricks, Escape on the Pearl: The Heroic Bid for Freedom on the Underground Railroad, Harper Collins Publishers, (2008).
Measuring the Value of a Slave.
Smithsonian: Anacostia Community Museum.
Maria Pinkleton, descendant of the Edmonsons
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)