This is the story of the enslaved Africans who were brought to the Catoctin Iron Furnace to work for the early Europeans who owned them and the furnace. You will hear the voices of the enslaved as recorded in poetry and those of the enslavers recorded in newspaper want ads from those early times in Maryland history. Talk participants will be invited to interact with the texts, to discuss archeological findings and to explore how this legacy continues to impact the present day. Recommended Reading: "Catoctin Slave Speak". Please stop by E101 in the Conference Center to pick up your free copy prior to the start of the talk.
All programs in the "African American History Lecture Series" hosted by Frederick Community College are free (after one-time $9 registration fee). REGISTRATION CAN BE FOUND HERE
The African American History lecture series, which was organized for FCC and is presented by instructors from the African American Resources Cultural and Heritage (AARCH) Society, offer opportunities to expand the knowledge and understanding of the students about present-day Frederick by learning about the history of African Americans in Frederick County. The lectures provide both regional and national perspectives ranging from 18th century Enslavement to Genealogy as well as perspectives on contemporary life in the county.