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Bradford Symposium 2021: Kyera Singleton, Director of the Royall House and Slave Quarters

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Sunday, March 21, 5:00 PM – Bradford Symposium Guest Speaker: Kyera Singleton, Director of the Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford, Massachusetts, speaking on the Royall House and Slave Quarters historic site, and the historic site’s efforts to incorporate themes of social justice as part of their museum’s mission. Ms. Singleton will address the importance of telling about slavery in the context of “northern history” as well as the legacy of slavery on society today. We will see pictures and videos from inside the house and slave quarters, and our speaker will reserve plenty of time for questions and answers. This event is virtual by meeting link.

For more information of the Royall House and Slave Quarters, please visit: The Royall House and Slave Quarters.

In the eighteenth century, the Royall House and Slave Quarters was home to the largest slaveholding family in Massachusetts and the enslaved Africans who made their lavish way of life possible.  Today, the Royall House and Slave Quarters is a museum whose architecture, household items, archaeological artifacts, and programs bear witness to intertwined stories of wealth and bondage, set against the backdrop of America’s quest for independence. The Slave Quarters is the only remaining such structure in the northern United States, and the Royall House is among the finest colonial-era buildings in New England.

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Tickets for this event are by donation in any amount and are available to the public (Suggested donation: $10). Proceeds go directly to supporting the mission of the DRHS.

The Bradford Symposium is funded in part through the generous support of Stephen and Anne Williams. 

The Bradford Symposium: RE-IMAGINING BRADFORD

The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society recently completed a multi-year project to preserve the structural integrity of the Bradford House and to re-invigorate the family history, focusing on the Bradford daughters and their incredible lives. The new exhibitions, facilities and stimulating programs developed are intended to engage the public, to be more varied & inclusive, and to appeal to audiences today. The new exhibition, “Four Bradford Daughters: Lives Well-Lived” opened July 2017, and repairs to the house were completed. In June 2018, the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society received an Award of Merit (Leadership in History Award) from the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH), for the project to “Re-imagine Bradford.”
As a lasting legacy for the Reimagined Bradford House, a biennial history Symposium was begun in 2017, dedicated to uncovering forgotten history, discovering rich and varied history, and fostering conversation about difficult truths.
This year’s Symposium has a modified format to accommodate the constraints posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Location

via meeting link

Date & Time

March 21, 2021 - March 21, 2021 05:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Image: baystatebanner.com Sunday, March 21, 5:00 PM – Bradford Symposium Guest Speaker: Kyera Singleton, Director of the Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford, Massachusetts, speaking on the Royall House and Slave Quarters historic site, and the historic site's efforts to incorporate themes of social justice as part of their museum’s mission. Ms. Singleton will...