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Slavery in the Sources: Exploring Primary Source Documents at The Gables
September 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
One of the best ways scholars have of understanding history is by looking at documents from the era they’re researching. This primary source material transforms abstract knowledge, bringing it to life in ways that columns of data or pages from a history book cannot.
During this event, educators from Salem State University’s History Department will present a special workshop to complement The House of the Seven Gables’ exhibition, “Life and Labor Over Four Centuries.” Workshop participants will examine several kinds of primary resources related to slavery. Bethany Jay, co-editor of “Understanding and Teaching American Slavery,” archivists/educators Andrea Cronin and Zoe Quinn, and museum educator Lindsay Randall will take those in attendance through the materials and explain how these documents add to our understanding of institutionalized slavery.
This workshop is free and open to the public. It takes place on September 27, 6:30 p.m., at The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street, Salem, Massachusetts. Limited parking is available. Those interested may make a reservation online, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 978-744-0991, ext. 152.