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November 2017

Dedication of Belinda Sutton’s Stopping Stone

November 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join us for the dedication of the newly installed Stopping Stone in memory of Belinda Sutton, whose 1783 petition for a pension from the estate of Isaac Royall Jr. is among the first narratives by an African American woman. Located just outside the George Street entrance to Royall Park, adjacent to our museum, this small brass marker reads "Belinda Sutton, enslaved here 1737-1781." The Stopping Stones project is described as "an historical reparations endeavor designed to bring attention to…

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January 2018

Growing Up with the Country

January 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War Illustrated book talk by historian Kendra Taira Field Following the lead of her own ancestors, Kendra Taira Field’s epic family history chronicles the westward migration of freedom’s first generation in the fifty years after emancipation. Drawing on decades of archival research and family lore within and beyond the United States, Field traces their journey out of the South to Indian Territory, where they participated in the development…

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March 2018

Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, American Hero

March 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history—a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. Drawing from a trove of primary documents as well extensive genealogical research, Kate Clifford Larson reveals Tubman as a complex woman—brilliant, shrewd, deeply religious, and passionate in her pursuit of freedom. The descendant of the vibrant, matrilineal Asanti people of the West African Gold Coast, Tubman was born into…

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April 2018

Canadian Slavery History

April 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Art historian Charmaine Nelson, a professor at McGill University in Montreal, is currently at Harvard as the William Lyon Mackenzie King Chair in Canadian studies. Her research "comparing fugitive slave ads in two Canadian provinces and Jamaica takes the history of slavery beyond its association with a tropical plantation model, as existed in the Caribbean or the southern U.S., and opens it up to include places where that history is rarely discussed or acknowledged." Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/harvard-research-slavery-ads-newspapers-nova-scotia-1.4287485

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