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AmRev Presents: “Meet James Forten” Performance & Panel Discussion

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm




Join The Museum of American Revolution  online to experience the Museum’s newest first-person theatrical performance, “Meet James Forten,” exploring Forten’s life as a free Black Philadelphian, Revolutionary War privateer, and stalwart abolitionist. Following the live virtual performance beginning at 6:30 p.m., join actor Nathan Alford-Tate and Michael Idriss, the Museum’s African American Interpretive Fellow, for a talkback discussion about how and why this new theatrical piece was created and why Forten’s story continues to resonate with audiences today. Kalela Williams, founder of Black History Maven and a member of the Museum’s Diversify Living History Advisory Committee, will moderate this discussion.


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Philly Night Out at the African American Museum in Philadelphia

Wednesday October 19th

Black and Brown Students in Tech

Thursday November 3rd