Thursday, February 25th 2021
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
THE SAME PRINCIPLE LIVES IN US: PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Virtual Zoom Program.
American Revolutionaries struggled with a key question: would the words of the Declaration of Independence, that “all men are created equal,” apply to all people?” From the outbreak of the Revolution, people of African descent asked and answered this question through their words and actions. In this talk, hear the stories and explore the objects that we use at the Museum to help imagine what the Revolution was like for Phillis Wheatley, Elizabeth Freeman, James Forten, Harry Washington and others.
Registration is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 717-626-2255 or stopping by the library. Registration begins February 1st and is limited to 30 people. After registering you will receive a zoom link for the program.