FREDERICK, Maryland—A National Park Service archaeologist will give a lecture about enslaved African Americans at Mount Clare, Baltimore, on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Whitaker Campus Center Commons.
During Teresa Moyer’s talk, “Old Plantations in New Lights: Building a Base for Interpreting Black History at Mount Clare, Baltimore,” she will discuss the entangled lives of enslaved blacks, free blacks and white landowners at the Mount Clare plantation.
Moyer says enslaved African Americans helped transform the economy, culture and history of our nation. Yet these individuals’ identities, activities and sometimes their very existence are often all but erased from historically preserved plantations and house museums. Her work has critiqued the racism of historic preservation and argued that inclusiveness can make the social good of public history available to African Americans and address systemic racism in America.
Moyer’s personal research investigates archaeology at plantations and the ways institutions do or do not use archaeology to provide multiple perspectives on the past.
Sponsored by the Hood College Department of History and the Humanities Program, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Aaron Angello at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-696-3211.