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Yarrow Mamout and His Family

Celebrate Black History Month by joining this presentation on the remarkable life of Yarrow Mamout, a slave who was freed at age 60.

Brought to Maryland on a slave ship in 1752 and enslaved for the next 40 years, Yarrow (his last name) didn't become a free man until he was 60 years old.  He then acquired a house in Georgetown and enough money to retire on the interest from loans to white merchants and on stock dividends.

In 1819, the great portrait painter Charles Wilson Peale painted a portrait of him as a testament to racial equality.  Our presenter for this fascinating story will be Jim Johnston, the author of From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family. 

Offered in collaboration with the Montgomery Historical Society.

Look for the "Register Now" button on the right. 
When:
Thursday, February 11, 2021, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM
Where:
Virtual

Additional Info:
Contact(s):
Robin L Walker
Category:
Virtual
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