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jgregory [Related Topics]
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 Margaret Garner was an escaped [[slavery|slave]] whose recapture became a national news story.  ​ Margaret Garner was an escaped [[slavery|slave]] whose recapture became a national news story.  ​
  
-In January [[1856]], 17 slaves from [[Boone County|Boone]] and Kenton counties crossed the [[Ohio River]]. ​ Included were Robert and Margaret Garner and their children, who were owned by the [[Gaines family]] of [[Richwood]] Road (now [[Maplewood Farm]]). They made their way to the home of a former slave in Cincinnati, where they were apprehended by deputy marshals. ​ Fearing the family would be sent back to slavery, Margaret cut the throat of one of her children and attempted to take the lives of the other three before being subdued. ​ Hoping for a sympathetic jury, abolitionist lawyers attempted to have Garner tried in Ohio for murder, but failed. ​ After a stay in a Covington jail, she was sold to a new owner farther south.  ​+In January [[1856]], 17 slaves from [[Boone County|Boone]] and Kenton counties crossed the [[Ohio River]]. ​ Included were Robert and Margaret Garner and their children, who were owned by the [[Gaines family]] of [[Richwood]] Road (now Maplewood Farm). They made their way to the home of a former slave in Cincinnati, where they were apprehended by deputy marshals. ​ Fearing the family would be sent back to slavery, Margaret cut the throat of one of her children and attempted to take the lives of the other three before being subdued. ​ Hoping for a sympathetic jury, abolitionist lawyers attempted to have Garner tried in Ohio for murder, but failed. ​ After a stay in a Covington jail, she was sold to a new owner farther south.  ​
  
 Garner'​s story became the basis of the novel //​Beloved//,​ by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. Garner'​s story became the basis of the novel //​Beloved//,​ by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison.
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   * [[https://​bcp.ent.sirsi.net/​client/​en_US/​default/​search/​detailnonmodal/​ent:​$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:​14103/​email?​qu=modern+medea&​d=ent%3A%2F%2FSD_ILS%2F0%2FSD_ILS%3A14103~ILS~1&​rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle|Steven Weisenburger'​s]] //Modern Medea// at the Boone County Public Library   * [[https://​bcp.ent.sirsi.net/​client/​en_US/​default/​search/​detailnonmodal/​ent:​$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:​14103/​email?​qu=modern+medea&​d=ent%3A%2F%2FSD_ILS%2F0%2FSD_ILS%3A14103~ILS~1&​rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle|Steven Weisenburger'​s]] //Modern Medea// at the Boone County Public Library
 ===== Related Topics ===== ===== Related Topics =====
-  * [[Biographies]] 
   * [[Gaines family]]   * [[Gaines family]]
   * [[Richwood Presbyterian Church]]   * [[Richwood Presbyterian Church]]
   * [[African-Americans]]   * [[African-Americans]]
   * [[the_underground_railroad_in_boone_county_teacher_kit|The Underground Railroad in Boone County: Teacher Kit]]   * [[the_underground_railroad_in_boone_county_teacher_kit|The Underground Railroad in Boone County: Teacher Kit]]
 +  * [[Women of Boone County]]
 +  * [[Biographies]]
  
margaret_garner.txt · Last modified: 2019/06/17 12:25 by jgregory