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Free People of Color in the Colonial Era, Presented by Syl Woolford - In-Person or Virtual

Free People of Color in the Colonial Era, Presented by Syl Woolford - In-Person or Virtual

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As African-Americans gained their freedom from slavery, they created communities, started churches and started schools. The first significant African American Community was in Philadelphia.

Bishop Richard Allen started the AME Denomination, James Forten bought a sail making business and became the riches African American of his time and Absalom Jones founded the Free African Society. These milestones in history help to understand the challenges which African Americans faced during their transition from slavery to freedom.

The attendees of this lecture will learn about early African American Communities and how their family histories compare to this early history

Presented by Syl Woolford, who was recognized by the Delaware National Education Association and the NAACP for his contribution to the preservation of African American history, Mr. Woolford is a member of the Delaware Heritage Commission, the Historical and Cultural Affairs Collections Committee, the Historic Preservation Fund, and the Wilmington University History Committee.

Hybrid event.

This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Related LibGuide: African-American History by Patty Langley

Date:
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Time
Location:
Community Room (Large), Community Room (Small)
Library:
Hockessin Public Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  History and Genealogy  
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