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Mount Vernon’s African American Community in Slavery and Freedom
February 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Few national landmarks are better known than George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Join us for a special Presidents’ Day forum featuring Scott Casper discussing his book Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon which brilliantly recovers the life of Sarah Johnson, who spent more than fifty years at Mount Vernon, in slavery and after emancipation. Through her life and those of her family and friends, Dr. Casper provides not only an intimate picture of Mount Vernon during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries but also a window into a community of people who played an essential part in creating and maintaining the iconic historic site that attracts visitors from around the globe. The forum will also be an opportunity for the Concord Museum community to welcome Dr. Casper who was recently named the eighth president of the American Antiquarian Society.
Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education initiatives.
Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon is available through the Concord Bookshop!
This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.