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The Same Principle Lives in Us: People of African Descent in the American Revolution

February 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

American Revolutionaries struggled with a key question: would the words of the Declaration of Independence, that “all men are created equal,” apply to all people?” From the outbreak of the Revolution, people of African descent asked and answered this question through their words and actions. In this talk, hear the stories and explore the objects that we use at the Museum [of the American Revolution] to help imagine what the Revolution was like for Phillis Wheatley, Elizabeth Freeman, James Forten, Harry Washington, and others.


6:50pm Login time

7:00pm The Same Principle Lives in Us

7:30pm Q&A

7:45pm Program concludes

Join Berks History Center in welcoming the Museum of the American Revolution for this compelling guest talk on Thursday, February 18th. To join the Zoom Meeting the night of the program click here: https://zoom.us/j/92165699284?pwd=Rm93bUpoYnVGcmZiSlRPemtkdjhBdz09


February 18, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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