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AmRev Presents: Black Founders Women’s History Night with Kerri Greenidge

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Dr. Kerri K. Greenidge, author of The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family and Assistant Professor at Tufts University, on Friday, March 24, for an evening discussion hosted by Museum Director of Education and Community Engagement Adrienne G. Whaley. Celebrating women’s history and discoveries in genealogical research with a focus on abolitionism, suffrage, and education, learn how women in the three generations of the Forten, Grimke, and Douglass families connect the Revolutionary era to present day.

Onsite tickets include evening access to the museum’s new special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, with in-gallery talks and activities focusing on women’s history and The Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society. Plus, through documents, handling objects, and graphics, costumed living historian Hannah Wallace will share stories that connect Charlotte, her daughters Margaretta, Sarah, Louisa, and Harriet, and her granddaughter Charlotte L. FortenThe Museum’s Cross Keys Café will be open with food and drink specials available for purchase. The event includes a hybrid option to the discussion and to participate in the Q&A live from anywhere.

Interested in becoming a Museum Member? New Members will receive complimentary access to the event. The purchase of an event ticket is considered a donation in support of the Museum’s educational programs. Thank you for making it possible to offer this special program.

Event Schedule
5:15-8 p.m. – Black Founders exhibit access, plus talks, living historians, and activities
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Discussion and Q&A, onsite and livestream


Museum of the American Revolution
101 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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