When:
Monday, Apr 11, 2022 6:00p -
7:00p

Where:
Online event
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

EventScheduled OnlineEventAttendanceMode

Admission:
$10

Categories:
History, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://www.masshist.org/events/hated-cage-american-tragedy-britains-most-terrifying-prison

After the War of 1812, more than five thousand American sailors were marooned in Dartmoor Prison on a barren English plain; the conflict was over but they had been left to rot by their government. Although they shared a common nationality, the men were divided by race: nearly a thousand were Black, and at the behest of the white prisoners, Dartmoor became the first racially segregated prison in US history. The Hated Cage documents the extraordinary but separate communities these men built within the prison—and the terrible massacre of nine Americans by prison guards that destroyed these worlds.


This is a hybrid event. The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program begins at 6:00. Register for how you plan to attend below.

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