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Revealing the Presence of the Enslaved

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join historian Willa Banks for a thought-provoking afternoon talk, Revealing the Enslaved Presence at Hammond-Harwood House in the 1800s. Newly discovered evidence has shown that three to five enslaved persons resided at Hammond-Harwood House for a period of time. A discussion of these findings combined with the known experiences of domestic servants in America provides not only an identity to each enslaved individual, but also it offers a glimpse into the demands on their daily lives while serving the owners of this colonial style home.

Willa Banks has centered her studies on18th and19th century American history, with a particular focus on the state of Maryland. Prior to her employment as a consultant and speaker, she worked in the Education Department of local museums. Most recently, Willa served as the Director of Education/Curatorial Affairs at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella, Maryland.

Registration is required.

Details

Date:
February 25
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Website:
https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/event/revealing-the-presence-of-the-enslaved/

Organizer

Hammond Harwood House
Phone:
410-263-4683
Website:
http://www.hammondharwoodhouse.org/