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AMM Winter Lecture: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Annapolis Maritime Museum’s 2022 Winter Lecture Series

Join Annapolis Maritime Museum virtually for their annual winter lecture series hosted over Zoom. You will be challenged to question and to learn by engaging speakers on eight diverse topics including maritime history, local history, science and maritime art. Admission is $10 per person for non-members and FREE for First Mate and above members.

Presenter: Richard Bell | Professor of History at the University of Maryland

  • An incredible story of five boys whose courage forever changed the fight against slavery in America.
  • This story shines a glaring spotlight on the Reverse Underground Railroad, a black-market network of human traffickers who stole away thousands of legally free African-Americans to fuel slavery’s rapid expansion in the decad4es before the Civil War.




January 20
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Annapolis Maritime Museum