Tue, Apr 19|
Boston Public Library- The Descendants of Darby Vassall on the Legacy of Slavery and Freedom
Meet Dennis Lloyd & Egypt Lloyd - The Descendants of Darby Vassall on the Legacy of Slavery and Freedom
Time & Location
Apr 19, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Boston, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
About the event
Connecting Past, Present, and Future: The Descendants of Darby Vassall on the Legacy of Slavery and Freedom In 1774, the family of Darby Vassall — enslaved in Cambridge and surrounding towns — seized their freedom. Vassall dedicated the rest of his life to the struggle for freedom, education, and equality for greater Boston's Black community. In this virtual program presented in partnership with the Boston Public Library, join Vassall's descendants for a conversation on the significance of surfacing the past, present, and future. Some of our staff and other historical organizations will also briefly discuss collaborative efforts to research and memorialize the legacy of the Vassall family and slavery in greater Boston.