Freedom Rising Symposium

Roots of Liberty Theatrical Performance

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Boston African American NHS and several Greater Boston educational, historical, and cultural institutions presented a symposium at the Radcliffe Institute. Held on May 3rd, 2013, this event focused on the Emancipation Proclamation and its hemispheric impact, the recruitment of black troops, black communities, black women, and legacy in art.

Freedom Rising Part 1

Freedom Rising Part 2

Freedom Rising Part 3

Freedom Rising Part 4

Roots of Liberty

As part of the Freedom Rising symposium, Boston African American National Historic Site and a number of local partners participated in presenting Roots of Liberty: The Haitian Revolution and the American Civil War. Held on May 4th, 2013, this theatrical performance looked at the legacy of the Haitian Revolution and its impact on the American Civil War. The entire performance is available on YouTube which can be found here.

Last updated: March 30, 2016

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