CANCELED: A Revolutionary Conversation: Whose history and whose freedom, anyway?
Many of the events planned for Patriots Week 2021 have been canceled due to the surge in COVID cases.
Keep in mind, this is a fluid situation and some event changes may not yet be reflected on the site. We encourage you to call the organization that is hosting an event you plan to attend in advance. Please visit our Facebook page for updates, as well as individual organizations’ websites for more details.
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.