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Talk to explore tales of African Americans during Revolution

The Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting virtually at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Adrienne G. Whaley, Director of Education and Community Engagement at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, will give a talk on “Finding Freedom: Exploring the stories of African American men and women in war-torn Virginia.”

Her talk will include the stories of Andrew Ferguson, Deborah, Eve, Jack, and London, five people of African descent who lived in 1781 in Virginia where the Revolutionary War was raging.

Their experiences will be placed into the larger context of the American Revolution and people of African descent within it. Attendees will get the chance to see examples of the primary source documents that were used to piece together their stories, a release said.

Whaley is an educator and history-lover who earned her bachelor’s degree in African American Studies from Harvard University and her master’s in education f...

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