A Revolutionary Conversation: Whose history and whose freedom, anyway?
Join us to hear stories of African Americans living during the Revolutionary War — as continental soldiers, loyalists, slaves, and citizens — and discuss how our community can interpret our shared history in ways that respect our shared ideals of equality. Students from Sprout U School of the Arts will present a “living museum” providing visitors an experiential interpretation of Revolutionary War history from an African-American perspective.
By sharing stories not typically included in traditional Anglo history through dramatization, our community will explore issues of equality and freedom and encourage conversation and dialogue. Interactive activities for children will encourage them to engage with the characters. We will be joined by author Gretchen Woelfle, whose book “Answering the Cry for Freedom” provides the stories we will share.