Presented by Royall House and Slave Quarters
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
Premiere of our the virtual museum tour video and a live discussion featuring the team responsible for its creation.
This virtual museum experience will allow us to continue to serve as a vital resource on the history of Northern slavery for local communities while we remain closed, and for those at a distance when our site reopens. Our virtual tour uses the history of the Royall family, a local slavetrading family, to tell the often forgotten history of Northern slavery and the North’s role in the global slave trade. More importantly, we center the lives and labor of enslaved people to tell a complex story about resistance and freedom and demonstrate how Black people were crucial to ending slavery in Massachusetts.
Following the 40-minute video premiere, we will host a live discussion about the makings of the virtual tour and the importance of documenting and telling the history of slavery. Join us for a glimpse inside our museum and an engaging conversation with:
- Museum tour guide Lee LaFleur
- Videographer Shun Liang
- Tufts University environmental studies professor Ninian Stein
- Executive Director Kyera Singleton
How to Participate: Attendance is free, but registration is required.
Donations Welcome: As we remain closed, your donations are vital to preservation of the Royall House and Slave Quarters and the educational work we do on the lives of enslaved people in the North. As we continue to tell a complex story of slavery and the contestation over freedom in America, we will continue to research the history of slavery on our site and amplify how the legacies of enslavement affect communities today.