Confronting Slavery at Joseph Lloyd Manor
How can Preservation Long Island best engage Joseph Lloyd Manor visitors with Jupiter Hammon’s story, the region’s history of enslavement, and segregation on Long Island today?
At this final roundtable, a panel of museum professionals and historic site interpreters will address the lessons learned from the previous two sessions. Discussions will explore how historic sites, like Joseph Lloyd Manor, can effectively engage audiences with difficult historical narratives, and encourage responsible, rigorous, and relevant dialogues about the region’s history of enslavement and its lasting effects on our society today.
Moderated panel discussions will be followed by a series of break-out sessions, allowing participants to reflect on and respond to the conversation. Lunch on your own.
The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Registration is required.
George Weir Barn
41 Lloyd Harbor Rd,
Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743
August 8, 2020
8:30 AM–3:30 PM
This program is hosted by the Lloyd Habor Historical Society and Preservation Long Island. Founded in 1974, the Lloyd Harbor Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the 1711 Henry Lloyd Manor House, the birthplace of Jupiter Hammon; the George Weir Barn; and the surrounding gardens and grounds.
Cordell Reaves serves as the Historic Preservation and Interpretation Analyst with the NY State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, developing educational programming and events that enable sites to tell complete and inclusive stories. His research interests cover a broad swath of New York State history, including colonial slavery, the Underground Railroad, the anti-slavery movement, and the Great Migration.
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