When: Sunday September 30, 2012
Where: Indian Cafe
2791 Broadway (Bet.107-108)
New York, New York 10025
The Indian Cafe’s Sunday Afternoon Reading Series presents a reading of the play Sister Girl by Prudence Wright Holmes.
Sister Girl is based on the true story of Mary Elizabeth Bowser. She was a college-educated freed slave who went undercover at Jefferson Davis’s White House in the Civil War, pretending to be a half-wit servant named Sister Girl. While there Bowser, stole many secret battle plans which she passed on to the North and even set fire to Davis’s White House as he fled Richmond dressed as a woman.