African American Perspective at Jamestown, Williamsburg Museums Aug. 13-14

"Am I Not a Man and a Brother?" Anti-slavery campaign medallion  by Josiah Wedgwood, 1787

"Am I Not a Man and a Brother?" Anti-slavery campaign medallion by Josiah Wedgwood, 1787, photo courtesy of Wikipedia

“In Pursuit of Equality”  is a series of presentations August 13 – 14, 2011 at Historic Jamestowne (on the island) and Colonial Williamsburg that will explore the stories, struggles, and triumphs of colonial Africans and African-Americans. With programs such as  “Faces of Rebellion” and “The Curse of Ham,” you’ll be challenged to think deeply about America’s complicated history of race and class. Themes of this special two-day event will include:

* the paradox of  a democratic society denying rights and liberties to African Americans
* issues of personal identity
* society’s perceptions of race
* the continuance of a thriving culture from Africa to the colonies

Call 1-800-HISTORY for more information.

 

 

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