Chittenden Historical Society: Finding Jesse

On Tuesday, October 11, at 7:00 pm, the Chittenden Historical Society is hosting speaker Jane Williamson for a Vermont Humanities Council program at the North Chittenden Grange Hall at 3 Lower Middle Road in North Chittenden. Her topic “Finding Jesse: A Fugitive from Slavery in Vermont,” traces Jesse’s life from enslavement in North Carolina to freedom in Vermont. His story is told through letters in the collection at Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburg, Vermont, and documents at the North Carolina State Archives. This illustrated talk brings the narrative of one slave out of anonymity and explores his life and pursuit of freedom. Desserts will be served.

The talk is free, open to the public, and accessible to those with disabilities. For more information, contact Karen at (802) 483-6471.

This program is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or Vermont Humanities.