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Virtual Lecture – The American Revolution and the Pursuit of Happiness in the African Diaspora

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

During the American Revolutionary War, the British military made big promises to enslaved Americans. In return for taking up arms against the patriots, enslaved people won pledges from British commanders that they would free them when Britain won the war. So, what happened when Britain instead lost? This talk with Dr. Richard Bell of the University of Maryland explores these Black fugitives’ extraordinary odyssey through what was left of Britain’s global empire after 1783 to examine the ways they tried to pursue happiness and forge an African American diaspora.

Registration required. Registration closes one half-hour prior to lecture.

Cost: $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members, Military, and HA Docents