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Virtual: Salem Presents: In the Shadow of Freedom with Dr. Torren Gatson
July 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Dr. Torren Gatson, Assistant Professor of History at UNC Greensboro, for a look at slavery in Antebellum Charleston, South Carolina, through the lens of a pair of “slave badges” in the MESDA Collection.
“Salem Presents” is an interactive, live online series for lifelong learners. Episodes feature members of our museum staff and colleagues sharing engaging stories about the diverse peoples and intriguing objects that form the material landscape of the early South. Educational yet entertaining, “Salem Presents:” is an ideal way to learn more about the rich history of the early American South, including the Moravians in North Carolina. As part of Old Salem’s commitment to facilitate conversations and provide historical context for all people in our community, the first four episodes of “Salem Presents:” will feature recent research about individuals who did not have an active voice in the historical narrative. Tickets for these four episodes are available on a “pay what you wish” model. Participants will also have the opportunity to make donations during the live webcasts to support the museum’s Annual Fund. The series is broadcast using the Crowdcast platform. Broadcast on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM EST, each episode of Salem Presents is about 30 to to 45 minutes in length, including a live Q&A session that enables you to interact with the presenter or others in the audience. The series is broadcast using the Crowdcast platform.