Join historian Willa Banks for a thought-provoking afternoon talk, Revealing the Enslaved Presence at Hammond-Harwood House in the 1800s. Newly discovered evidence has shown that three to five enslaved persons resided at Hammond-Harwood House for a period of time. A discussion of these findings combined with the known experiences of domestic servants in America provides not only an identity to each enslaved individual, but also it offers a glimpse into the demands on their daily lives while serving the owners of this colonial style home.
Willa Banks has centered her studies on18th and19th century American history, with a particular focus on the state of Maryland. Prior to her employment as a consultant and speaker, she worked in the Education Department of local museums. Most recently, Willa served as the Director of Education/Curatorial Affairs at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella, Maryland.
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