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      September 7, 2019

      Saturday   9:00 AM

      44300 Sotterley Lane
      Hollywood, Maryland 20636

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      Building Bridges to Common Ground: Resilience, Remembrance, Honor and Equity

      Building Bridges to Common Ground: Resilience, Remembrance, Honor and Equity September 5th  -  7th  ---  A multiple day event  From September 5th through 7th, 2019, Historic Sotterley will hold a three-day program continuing the 2019 theme and intuitive of Building Bridges to Common Ground: Resilience, Remembrance, Honor and Equity. Speakers, panelists, archeologists, historians, and Sotterley descendants will bring stories and experiences of their collective research and memory of ancestors, both enslaved and free, to modern relevance. This program is made possible thanks to the generosity of Maryland Humanities. Thursday, September 5, 2019  -  7:00 pm Interpreting Difficult History at James Madison's Montpelier Elizabeth Chew, Vice President of Museum Programs, James Madison’s Montpelier, will discuss The Mere Distinction of Colour, the ground-breaking exhibition on slavery at Montpelier. Winner of six national awards, the exhibition considers slavery in the founding era, the lived experience of enslaved families on James Madison’s plantation, and the legacies of slavery in today’s society. It was organized by Montpelier staff in partnership with descendants of those enslaved by the Madison family.   Friday, September 6, 2019  -  Registration 9:00 am 10:00 am - 12:00 pm     Session:  Power in the Name Dr. Kenneth Cohen, Curator at the National American History Museum, speaks to colonial and early America’s naming practices among the ruling class and place names of indigenous peoples.   Dr. Herbert Brewer, African Diaspora, Slavery and Emancipation in the Atlantic World, Morgan State University, speaks to African naming practices of peoples affected by the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and African American naming during slavery to the present day. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm     Lunch available for purchase or bring your own. 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm     Performance/Discussion Janice Curtis Green, a living history performer and American storyteller, brings Harriet Tubman to life in Walk a Mile In My Shoes. 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm      Session: Rise to the East Dr. Julia King and Dr. Elizabeth Chew, discuss burial sites and archeology’s importance and relevance to places of history, cultural justice, and remembrance.   Saturday, September 7, 2019  -  Registration 9:00 am 10:00 am -12;00 pm     Session:  Descendant Panel discussion  Sotterley Descendants of owners and enslaved discuss their stories, challenges and Historic Preservation. Facilitated by Merideth Taylor and John Felicitas. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm     Lunch available for purchase or bring your own. 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm     Interactive Performance Janice Curtis Green, a living history performer and American storyteller celebrates life with Fun with Animals and Family Folktales. Listen to stories for the young and the young at heart. Relive a time when animals walked upright, talked to each other and honored Mother Nature.  Hear tales of how we got over.  Enjoy tales traditional and contemporary stories with songs and audience participation. 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm      Session Zachary R. Wood, author and Ted talk speaker, presents: Uncensored, free speech, race, and dissenting opinions. Programs and speakers are subject to change. Free to the public, but limited seating - REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED  How can I contact the organizer with any questions? You may call the office at 301-373-2280 or email officemanager@sotterley.org

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