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Reconstructing the Black Archive: The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts, the First African American Woman Novelist

Dr. Gregg Hecimovich, 2024-2025 Hutchins Family Fellow and Professor of English at Furman University, will describe his extraordinary research journey to document the life and literary accomplishment of Hannah Bond, who escaped enslavement in North Carolina and subsequently wrote, using the pseudonym “Hannah Crafts,” what scholars consider to be one of the earliest novels written by an African American woman.

Intro to Python

This online tutorial will serve as a gentle introduction to the basics of the Python programming language for text processing. Resources and suggestions for further study will be offered. Please install the latest version of Python and Jupyter notebooks beforehand, the information for which can be found here: