Creativity in Bondage Sunday, February 7, 2016 3-5PM

Creativity in Bondage: Slave Artist Prince Demah and Writer Briton Hammon” 

Abigail Smith Adams strongly opposed the institution of slavery, yet she grew up in a slave-owning household. Her father, the Reverend William Smith, owned a male servant named Tom and a female servant named Phoebe; both played significant roles in Adams’s life. As part of the Abigail Adams Historical Society’s continuing efforts to explore the subject of colonial New England slavery, it will co-sponsor with the Hingham Public Library a panel discussion on the creative efforts of two slaves with connections to the South Shore, Prince Demah and Briton Hammon.

Admission free, Hingham Public Library, 3-5 PM Sunday, February 7, 2016

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