A Shadow on the Household: One Enslaved Family's Incredible Struggle for Freedom

Please join Peerless Rockville as we welcome Canadian historians, Bryan and Shannon Prince, who will share the heart wrenching and occasionally heart warming story of the enslaved family of John and Arabella Weems (parents of Ann Maria Weems), who endured the nightmare of being, sold, separated and scattered throughout the south. Their epic story involved extensive webs of slave traders, Underground Railroad operatives and abolitionists from Canada, Great Britain, Jamaica as well as the United States. Inspired by the unprecedented impact of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s masterwork “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” sympathizers donated their money and energies to contribute to the rescue and reunion of the family. FREE! RSVP: https://bit.ly/2JZFrAJ

Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:00am to 11:00am

The Historic Red Brick Courthouse 29 Courthouse Square, Rockville, MD 20850

Event Type

Educational, History & Heritage

Audience

18+, 21+, Young Adult

Topic

History

Price

Free

Weekend Event

Yes

Website

https://bit.ly/2JZFrAJ

Cost

Free

Hashtag

#History #African-American History, #slavery, #booktalk

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