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Finding Jesse: A Fugitive from Slavery in Vermont

November 9, 2019
3:00 pm

Chelsea Town Hall
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Historian Jane Williamson traces runaway slave Jesse’s life from enslavement in North Carolina to freedom in Vermont. His story is told through letters in the collection at Rokeby Museum and documents at the North Carolina State Archives. The illustrated talk brings the narrative of one slave out of anonymity and explores his life and pursuit of freedom.


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Elizabeth Morrison
(802) 685-2188


Chelsea Town Hall
296 VT Rte 110
Chelsea, VT 05038 United States
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