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Royall House & Slave Quarters

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April 2017

The Slave Cabin Project with Ifé Franklin

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Ifé is coming back! Teaching artist Ifé Franklin will again guide workshop participants in creating small cabin-like structures of their own design to take home with them. Participants will work with fabric, shells, raffia, beads, and buttons to creatively interpret these miniature dwelling spaces. Using the artist’s Indigo Project for inspiration, these small creations are reminiscent of slave cabins, designed to honor the ancestral spirits of Africans who were enslaved throughout colonial America. Ms. Franklin describes them as “wishes or…

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May 2017

Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Ona Judge

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of "Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge," will discuss and sign her new book, to be published on February 7. “Never Caught is the compelling story of Ona Judge Staines, the woman who successfully defied George and Martha Washington in order to live as free woman. With vivid prose and deep sympathy, Dunbar paints a portrait of a woman whose life reveals the contradictions at the heart of the…

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