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The Forgotten Story of Moses Roper: From North Florida
Apalachicola Mainstreet and the Port St Joe – Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library are hosting a lecture on the life of abolitionist, author and orator Moses Roper in complement to the exhibition “Journey to Freedom: The Odyssey of Abolitionist Moses Roper.” Roper escaped from slavery and later published a memoir called “Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of Moses Roper from American Slaver” (1838). Roper’s life and legacy are significant, but his story has been all but lost outside of academic circles. This lecture with the exhibition curator will present Roper’s experiences in north Florida and south Georgia, and what is known about his life in the United Kingdom.
It is free to attend, but registration is required. Visit the library to register or call 850-229-8879. This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with the Apalachicola Mainstreet.
Date/time: February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Presented By:Augusta West, Executive Director of Apalachicola Main Street, local historian, and project director of the Moses Roper exhibit