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March 2018

Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, American Hero

March 21 @ 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 @ 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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