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Sojourner Truth and Thomas Dew: Debate on Abolition and Women Rights

February 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Join the museum for a reprisal of our dramatized 2018debate between Sojourner Truth, abolitionist and women’s rights activist and Thomas Dew, a pro-slavery minister of the 19th century. The two historic figures, one a black woman, the other a white man, both prominent speakers in their own time will discuss their stances on slavery and women. Though the two never actually meet, their debate—an original composition by the museum—is taken from their speeches and adapted to create a one-of-a-kind performance. 

Register today and tune in to watch at westporthistory.org/debate 

This event is produced in collaboration with the Westport Library as a part of the WestportREADS program. 

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