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Antonia Hylton, Author of Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Carter Museum Theater
Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST

In Madness, Peabody and Emmy award-winning journalist Antonia Hylton tells the 93-year-old history of Crownsville Hospital, one of the last segregated asylums with surviving records and a campus that still stands to this day in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. She blends the intimate tales of patients and employees whose lives were shaped by Crownsville with a decade-worth of investigative research and archival documents. Madness chronicles the stories of Black families whose mental health suffered as they tried, and sometimes failed, to find safety and dignity.


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