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Royall House & Slave Quarters

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October 2017

Giving Voice: An Afternoon with Annette Gordon-Reed

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please save the date for our annual benefit event. Details to follow. Photo of Professor Gordon-Reed is by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer.

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Confederate Monuments and the Memory of Slavery

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Southern Poverty Law Center estimates that there are more than 700 Confederate monuments in America's public spaces, along with hundreds of schools, streets, and communities named for Confederate icons. Historian, educator, and author Kevin Levin has blogged at Civil War Memory for more than a decade. He will discuss the historical origins of these monuments -- their connection to "Lost Cause" remembrance of the Civil War and the Jim Crow era of the 20th century -- and how the…

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November 2017

Steering to Freedom

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Book talk by author Patrick Gabridge. In May 1862, Robert Smalls, an enslaved ship's pilot in Charleston, South Carolina, crafted a daring plan to steal the steamship Planter and deliver it, along with the crew and their families, to the Union blockade. After risking his life to escape slavery, Robert faced an even more difficult challenge: convincing Abraham Lincoln to enlist black troops. Based on a true story, "Steering to Freedom" tells the powerful and inspirational story of a young…

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