The Wayside Inn Foundation (TWIF) is pleased to announce the first program made possible by its new Fund for Diverse Programming initiative on Tuesday, January 26th at 7:00 pm. “Sudbury’s Patriots of Color and the World of the American Revolution,” will be presented virtually via Zoom and feature Benjamin Remillard, a PhD Candidate at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Remillard will discuss his most recent research as it relates to the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, the enlistment of men of color representing Sudbury following those battles, and the lives of veterans of color.
Remillard has taught history at several universities throughout New England, including Regis College, MassBay Community College, and UNH and has co-led service trips to the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. His current research focuses on Revolutionary War veterans of color and their experiences as a generational cohort. He has also published and presented papers on various aspects of early American history, including indigenous memorialization efforts on Boston Harbor’s Deer Island and in Mystic, Connecticut. At the TWIF program, he will specifically discuss the experience of veterans of color in Sudbury and Massachusetts during and after the war, and the importance of memorials for building and sustaining collective memory.
This program is the first of an ongoing series made possible by TWIF’s new Diverse Programming initiative. Register online at http://bit.ly/SudburyPatriotswithTWIF. The program fee is $10 per Zoom link, or $5 for TWIF members. For more information about the program, donating to the Fund for Diverse Programming, or about membership with TWIF, e-mail TWIF@wayside.org.
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