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Slavery in Platteville - Part 2

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Name: Slavery in Platteville - Part 2
Date: October 22, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Event Description:

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums will be holding a series of three presentations by historian James B. Hibbard this fall regarding slavery in Platteville. The first two will be free and open to the public, and the third will be part of the Museums’ Annual Programs and Meeting, open to all who renew their annual gift to the Friends of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums.

Hibbard will present the following three talks:

Thursday, September 17th, 7:00 p.m.: Slavery in Platteville, Part 1: The Mitchell Family  

Thursday, October 22nd, 7:00 p.m.: Slavery in Platteville, Part 2: The Rountree Family 

Saturday, November 7th, 4:00 p.m.: Black Lead Miners in Platteville: The Story of William Maxwell 

The first presentation will explore the Mitchell family, especially James Mitchell’s ownership of two young slave girls. It will show where the girls lived and worked, who confronted Mitchell about his slave ownership, and how Mitchell’s treatment of the enslaved girls caused him to leave town.
Location:
For the health of visitors, the presentations will be held via Zoom.  A Q & A with the speak will follow each talk.
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, September 17th, 7:00 p.m.: Slavery in Platteville, Part 1: The Mitchell Family  
Thursday, October 22nd, 7:00 p.m.: Slavery in Platteville, Part 2: The Rountree Family 
Saturday, November 7th, 4:00 p.m.: Black Lead Miners in Platteville: The Story of William Maxwell 
Contact Information:
608-348-3401
Fees/Admission:
For registration information, email musuems@platteville.org or call (608) 348-3301. We invite folks to follow The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums on Facebook and to visit our website at www.mining.jamison.museum for more information on current and upcoming programs.
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