Virginia Sánchez-Korrol presents An Untold Latina American Story, an illustrated discussion of her book, Feminist and Abolitionist: The Story of Emilia Casanova
Raised in an elite, slave-holding Cuban family, Emilia Casanova spent most of her adult life in New York City, where she worked passionately for Cuba’s freedom from Spain and the black man’s freedom from servitude. A wife and mother, she created the first women’s political organization dedicated to supporting the rebel cause during Cuba’s Ten Years’ War. Puerto Rican and Latino Studies professor Virginia Sánchez-Korrol introduces the fascinating but little-known story of a Latin American activist to an English-speaking audience.
Professor Emerita at Brooklyn College, CUNY, Dr. Sánchez-Korrol has authored From Colonia to Community: The History of Puerto Ricans in New York City, and co-edited Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia. A resident of Piermont, New York, Sánchez-Korrol appears as commentator in films, and consults on Latino history for museum exhibits. She writes a blog about Puerto Ricans and Latinas for the Huffington Post.