In the culminating forum of the Freedom Stories Initiative, historians, writers, and university professors dive deep into the historical ramifications of slavery, freedom, and American history. The general public is now being exposed to the tool of freedom suits and the tactic of using the same law which enslaved families, to ‘uno reverse', and sue that same institution to gain their freedom. What were some of the tools of resistance that the enslaved used to topple, subvert, rebel, and gain their freedom?
On this panel:
Omar Eaton-Martinez, Senior Vice President and other guests for Historic Sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, where he leads the preservation, interpretation, and overall stewardship of 28 historic sites across the country to tell the full American story
more panelists to be announced!
Joe’s is part of the Freedom Stories Initiative with programs produced in partnership between Prince George’s Community College Center for Performing Arts, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights.
Freedom Stories discovers the histories, stories, names, and places where freedom from enslavement and oppression began in Prince George’s County. Through dialogue facilitated by programs, Freedom Stories strives to connect legacy to present day Prince George’s families and provide insight into the determination and resilience of Blacks living in Prince George’s County in the 1700’s. We explore history to create a more just and equitable present experience for our community and beyond.