When:
Tuesday, Apr 26, 2022 6:00p -
7:00p

Where:
Online event
Boston Public Library
Boston, MA 02116

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
History, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/61e0632c3eb3c528000f5454

In 1774, the family of Darby Vassall - enslaved in Cambridge and surrounding towns - seized their freedom. Vassall dedicated the rest of his life to the struggle for freedom, education, and equality for greater Boston's Black community.


In this virtual program presented in partnership with The National Park Service, join Vassall's descendants for a conversation on the significance of surfacing the past, present, and future. Members of the Lloyd Family and other Vassall Family Descendants will reflect on the process of finding their ancestors' history, and the critical importance of making this history - of the legacy of slavery, the value of freedom, and the beauty of the struggle - known to this and future generations.


Staff from the National Park Service and other historical organizations will also briefly discuss collaborative efforts to research and memorialize the legacy of the Vassall family and slavery in greater Boston.


To attend, please register at the following link: https://boston-public-library.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p7DVnDHfRpuDSLRFkQl66A.

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