Feb 10; Mar 9
Norristown Farm Park
2500 Upper Farm Road
Norristown, PA 19403
History Lecture Series – Slavery In Pennsylvania
Join us for a winter history lecture series – a great opportunity to delve deeper into Pennsylvania history and learn something new! Lectures will be held on the second Saturday in January, February, and March at 2:00pm. Honor Black History Month in February with a lecture on the history of the institution of slavery in Pennsylvania. The first enslaved individuals arrived in the territory prior to Pennsylvania’s founding as a colony and soon thereafter abolitionists began to speak out. Explore the life of Pennsylvania’s enslaved, the passing of the Gradual Abolition Act of 1780 and its results, as well as civil rights issues in the decades before the Civil War. End with a discussion about the legacy of abolition in Pennsylvania. Ages 12 and up; Free.