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October 2017

Haiti and the Civil War – a talk by Marvin T. Jones

October 3 @ 7:00 pm
Greenbelt Public Library,
11 Crescent Rd
Greenbelt, MD 20770 United States
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The Civil War is sometimes called the Second Haitian Revolution.  Pro-slavers feared Haiti, the enslaved and abolitionists found great hope from Toussaint Louverture and Haiti.  This lecture details the actions of enslaved and abolitionists who were encouraged by the Haitian Revolution, Haiti's own involvement in offering freedom to people of color,  and why Haiti was so important to keeping alive the hope that all Americans would be free.  American leaders who wrote and spoke of their admiration for Louverture include John…

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MOLLY HUNDLEY showing at George Washington University

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The George Washington University Museum,
701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052 United States
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The Washingtoniana Collection at the George Washington University Museum is hosting the showing of THE CAMPAIGNS OF MOLLY HUNDLEY,  one of the films produced by Chowan Discovery. From 1921 to 1955, Mrs. Mary Gibson Hundley was an exacting teacher of French and Latin at the famous Dunbar High School in Washingon, D.C.  The film’s title reflects Mrs. Hundley’s educational advancement against racism at her college; her drive to encourage students to excel in all ways, the students who were inspired by her;…

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