When:
Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021 7:00p -
8:30p

Where:
Old North Church & Historic Site
193 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
History, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://www.oldnorth.com/events/

Living as a free Black man in Boston, David Walker published his 1829 Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World and sent shockwaves across the nation. This revolutionary pamphlet called on enslaved people to revolt against their enslavers and compelled white Americans to recognize the moral depravity of slavery. On Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Old North Church & Historic Site will host artist, educator, and activist L'Merchie Frazier and playwright Peter Snoad on Zoom for a discussion of the 19th-century Black abolitionist’s seminal text and how the history-changing pamphlet’s charges of greed, hypocrisy, and indifference remain relevant today. This talk will be the second of a three-part series dedicated to Walker, his work, and his legacy, and reflects Old North’s commitment to telling stories of active citizenship and courageous, compassionate leadership throughout Boston’s history. Prior participation in our speaker series is not required. The online event is accessible with a donation of any amount to support The Old North Foundation’s virtual and on-site programs, which aim to inspire children and adults alike to consider the ways in which they can build a more just and equitable world. To register, visit: https://www.oldnorth.com/events/.

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15/12/2021 19:00:00 15/12/2021 20:30:00 15 Old North Church & Historic Site Presents David Walker's Appeal: The Pen as the Sword with L'Merchie Frazier and Peter Snoad Living as a free Black man in Boston, David Walker published his 1829 Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World and sent shockwaves across the nation. This revolutionary pamphlet called on enslav... Old North Church & Historic Site, Boston, MA 02113 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit