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Long Island In The Black Atlantic presented by Weeksville Heritage Center

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Why did Long Island have one of the largest enslaved populations in the North during the 17th & 18th centuries?

Join our colleagues at Weeksville Heritage Center, Preservation Long Island and the Lloyd Manor House’s Jupiter Hammon Project, on August 15 for the first in a series of virtual round tables bringing together renowned scholars and professionals, local residents, descendant communities, and other stakeholders to explore the legacy of slavery on Long Island and the life of the first published African American, Jupiter Hammon, who wrote while enslaved in Long Island.

Roundtable #1, “Long Island in the Black Atlantic World” will address Jupiter Hammon’s Long Island as a hub of the Atlantic slave trade through an exploration of identity, agency, and connection among the region’s free and enslaved communities and our collective remembering of New York’s difficult past.

After the roundtable, attendees can continue the conversation  in an online forum and follow-up“Q&A” with the panelists.

Register here.

Details

Date:
August 15
Time:
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Website:
https://theoldstonehouse.org/event/weeksville/

Organizer

Old Stone House & Washington Park
Phone:
718-768-3195
Email:
info@theoldstonehouse.org
Website:
www.theoldstonehouse.org

Details

Date:
August 15
Time:
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event Categories:
, ,
Website:
https://theoldstonehouse.org/event/weeksville/

Organizer

Old Stone House & Washington Park
Phone:
718-768-3195
Email:
info@theoldstonehouse.org
Website:
www.theoldstonehouse.org