To Possess a Human Soul: Slavery and the American Presidency. The history of slavery is largely anonymous and the stories of the enslaved are often relegated to a footnote in history. Because of their proximity to American presidents, the histories of those enslaved by these men are well documented, although not widely known. Through vivid portraits we will learn about their daily lives and how they made sense of their existence as human beings. We will meet a Revolutionary War hero; relive dramatic escapes; become acquainted with the first African American celebrity athletes; and attend an important White House dinner. Their stories are sure to inform and inspire you. Co-sponsored by the Southampton Historical Museum and Rogers Memorial Library. 631-283-0774 x 523.
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