County Executive Neuman at Freedom Bound Preview
Last evening, Laura Neuman, newly-elected Anne Arundel County Executive, attended the Preview Reception for Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake, at the Historic Annapolis Museum.
Joining Ms. Neuman are members of Historic Annapoils Foundation's Board of Trustees Marnie Kagan and Manelle Martino; and Heather Ersts, VP Collections and Interpretation.
Freedom Bound is a story of resistance to servitude and slavery in the Chesapeake Region. The exhibit begins in the 1720's, during the Colonial period, and ends in the 1860's, amid the nation's Civil War. You will meet people who were treated as property and discover how they resisted that condition, attempting control over their lives and circumstances.
The exhibit uses video, historic artifacts, actual runaway advertisements dating from 1728-1864, hands-on activities, mannequins and reproduction clothing to tell the story of real people who struggled for freedom.
Portions of the exhibit are also on display at: Historic Annapolis Waterfront Warehouse, 4 Pinkney Street and Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin Street
For more information, visit annapolis.org