Mount Auburn Book Club: “Harriet Jacobs: A Life” by Jean Yellin
In this biography, Harriet Jacobs: A Life (2003), Jean F. Yellinrecounts the years Jacobs spent hiding in her grandmother’s attic from her sexually abusive owner as well as her escape to freedom and her later years in Cambridge. Harriet Jacobs is buried on Clethra Path.
Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or about those now buried and commemorated here. The Book Club meets in Story Chapel on the second Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided.
Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.