A Guided Tour of The Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery
|March 16, 2024
|Sa from 12 N to 2:00 PM
|The Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery
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Join Gwen Ragsdale, executive director, for a 90-minute guided tour of the Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery that not only reviews slavery from capture to emancipation, but also covers today's social justice issues. It is the only slavery museum in Philadelphia and the only museum with an extensive collection of artifacts from the transatlantic slave trade. The collection includes iron shackles, chains and other forms of ironware, in addition to bill of sale documents, Jim Crow objects, segregation signs and a Black Inventors wall.
|Course Fee (Basic)
The Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery5501 Germantown Avenue, Entrance is located under the Museum sign on Church Ln
Gwen Ragsdaleis the Executive Director of the Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery. She is a storyteller, novelist and filmmaker. Her novel, Peculiar Relationships, explores the evolving relationships between black and white women from slavery to current day. Her films are award-winning. Lest We Forget won Best Documentary Award from HBO/Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, and My Slave Sister, Myself won both the Toronto and New York Best Documentary Awards.