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  1. Lecture: "Shaping Democracy: How Blacks Transformed the American Narrative

    February 22, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Pottsgrove Manor

    Pottsgrove Manor welcomes Prof. tonya thames taylor of West Chester University for her lecture, “Shaping Democracy: How Blacks Transformed the American Narrative.” When John Potts died in 1768, a probate inventory named the 13 enslaved people who lived at Pottsgrove Manor. The lives of these ten men and three women are not always included in the historical record, making their stories difficult to piece together. Learn more about the lives of enslaved people in Pennsylvania from tonya thames taylor, PhD., during her lecture that focuses on how history was shaped by Black Americans. Mississippi native and granddaughter of former sharecroppers, dr. tonya thames-taylor is an Associate Professor of History (American), founding director of the African American Studies Program, and member of the Executive Committee of the Frederick Douglass Institute at West Chester University.

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