Catoctin SlaveSpeak: An Emancipation Day Reading (running time, 45 minutes)
7:30pm – FB Live
Free event – Donations accepted
In observance of Emancipation Day, MET will be presenting a live reading of Catoctin SlaveSpeak by Elayne Bond Hyman. Catoctin SlaveSpeak is a collection of narrative poems in the voices of enslaved Africans, as well as their enslaved descendants, who were imported to work at the Catoctin Iron Furnace in Thurmont, MD. The reading will occur on June 19th at 7:30pm streaming live to our Facebook page and is free for all who wish to attend.
All donations made during tonight’s broadcast will be split with the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society.
Elayne Bond Hyman
Kimberly (Zoe) Donahue-Rick
Zachary Leo Harris
Rose Cheney at the African American Resources-Cultural and Heritage Society (AARCH), http://aarchsociety.org/
Elizabeth A. Comer, Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc., www.catoctinfurnace.org
Poster Art: Penny Gamble-Williams