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"The World of a Slave" Lecture
Author Martha Katz-Hyman examines how individuals successfully preserved African traditions and beliefs, often adapting them to their new home, during the program, “The World of a Slave.” The presentation takes place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museums, 326 W. Francis St. Based on the two-volume “World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States,” the lecture discusses how enslaved blacks retained some private realm that included toys, musical instruments, clothing, jewelry and distinctive hair styles. Objects and practices can impart at least some understanding of the day-to-day lives of these men, women and children. 800-HISTORYNovember 03, 2011
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