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PF21: Standing Where They Stood

Date:
Wed Dec 08, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
Category:
Life Skills
Level:
Ambassadors, Seniors, Cadettes
 

Raynham Hall Museum in Oyster Bay is famous as the home of Robert Townsend, Washington’s spy. This program brings to light a new and much misunderstood history, focused not on the family, but on the 20 African-Americans who were enslaved by the Townsends, and the extent of slavery through-out New York and Long Island in the days before and after the Revolution. It is a history so critical to understand, and yet slavery in New York remains virtually unknown to the vast majority of New Yorkers. Learn the true stories of scores of individuals who lived in slavery on Long Island, including the first slave freed on Long Island in 1685, the first published black author in America, born in 1711, an enslaved woman who escaped with the British in 1779, and a regiment of African-Americans who fought alongside British Col. Simcoe’s Queen’s Rangers in 1780.

Important: Adults and Non-members in 6th-12th grade can participate  in this program for a fee. Leaders are free but must be listed on the official roster.  If you are a leader and plan to attend this program with your Girl Scout or Troop, please list your First and Last Name, (Title Leader), and Cell phone number in the Special Circumstance field.

Learn and Earn: Girl Scouting at Home patch Share it! activity, Everyone is Valued fun patch. Badges and patches are available for purchase at the GSNC Shop. 

Note: If you want to pay with Cookie Credits, please type your Cookie Credit# in the Special Circumstances field and check off Program Credits. Leaders are free but must be listed on the official roster.  If you are a leader and plan to attend this program with your Girl Scout or Troop, please list your First and Last Name, (Title Leader), and Cell phone number in the Special Circumstance field.