Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library Event Calendar

Date: 2/25/2021
Time: 2:30 PM -
Title: #TakeTimeThursday: One-Woman Performance: "Ms. Sarah's Wedding Dress"
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Author and Storyteller, Ayo Handy-Kendi, brings us a story-performance of an enslaved women’s determination to marry before her community and supported by her white slave master. Ms. Handy-Kendi created this story as the imagined backdrop of a treasured homespun wedding dress made by the mistress of Sarah Tate, an enslaved person born in 1824. Through the lens of enslaved persons of that time, this story touches on issues that threatened their relationships. While Sarah's mistress watches the friendship between two enslaved persons grow into love, she suggests they marry, defying the anti-bellum South's anti-marriage laws. These decisions placed all concerned in great danger but the rewards, for them, far outweighed the danger.

#Take Time Thursdays with the Anacostia Community Museum gives participants a chance to take time for wellness, health, and creativity with artists, thought leaders, performers, wellness practitioners and others. Take a 30-minute break with us from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. each Thursday and boost your mind, body and spirit.

Note: Sign Language interpretation or live captioning for our virtual programs available upon request. Two weeks advance notice is appreciated. Place your request by emailing Jenelle Cooper at CooperJR@si.edu.


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