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Learn at Lunchtime: Gradual Abolition of Slavery Act

March 6 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Gradual Abolition of Slavery Act

Archivists Megan Evans and Darrill Ersery of the Pennsylvania State Archives will discuss the Gradual Abolition of Slavery Act of 1780 which has its 240th anniversary this year and will be displayed with the Charter on Charter Day. Focusing particularly on the laws effect on enslaved and free black people in the Commonwealth with particular attention to the conflict with slave holding members of the Federal government at Philadelphia such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. This program is included with general admission.


Image: Scan of the Gradual Abolition of Slavery Act, Pennsylvania State Archives.


March 6
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
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State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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