Mondays at Beinecke: Sketches of the Amistad Captives & Contemporary Commemoration

Event time: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
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Event description: 

The Beinecke Library stewards a set of 22 pencil drawings of the Amistad captives as they awaited trial in New Haven, 1839-40. The sketches were done by William H. Townsend, a New Havener who was about 18 years old when he made the drawings. George Miles of the Beinecke Library will discuss the drawings. and Joy Burns, a member of the contemporary Amistad Committee, will discuss the resonance of this event in history for New Haven and the nation today and share efforts to commemorate the Amistad now and for the future.
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