"Mount Vernon’s African American Community in Slavery and Freedom"

with Scott Casper

Monday, February 15, 2020 - 7 pm EST

Approx. 60 minutes

This online event is free, but donations are encouraged and registration is required.

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Scott CasperFew national landmarks are better known than George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Join us for a special Presidents’ Day forum featuring Scott Casper discussing his book Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon, which brilliantly recovers the life of Sarah Johnson, who spent more than fifty years at Mount Vernon, in slavery and after emancipation. Through her life and those of her family and friends, Dr. Casper provides not only an intimate picture of Mount Vernon during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries but also a window into a community of people who played an essential part in creating and maintaining the iconic historic site that attracts visitors from around the globe. The forum will also be an opportunity for the Concord Museum community to welcome Dr. Casper who was recently named the eighth president of the American Antiquarian Society.

This program is presented in partnership with the Concord Museum and is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund at the museum.

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