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.