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Finding Jesse: “A Fugitive from Slavery in Vermont”

Image of Jesse“Finding Jesse: A Fugitive from Slavery in Vermont” traces 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.

About the presenter

Image of Jane Williamson Jane Williamson - Jane holds a masters degree in historic preservation from the University of Vermont and was the director of the Rokeby Museum for over 20 years. See full biography.

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