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VIRTUAL EVENT History Conversations: “Yarrow Mamout and His Family”

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

“Yarrow Mamout and His Family”
with James Johnston

Tuesday, February 9 @ 2:00 p.m.

Yarrow Mamout’s is one of the most remarkable success stories in American history. Brought to Maryland on a slave ship in 1752 and enslaved for the next forty years, Yarrow (a practicing Muslim) didn’t become a free man until he was 60 years old. He then acquired a house in Georgetown and enough money to retire on the interest from loans to white merchants and on stock dividends. Join us as Jim Johnston, the author of From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family, tells the story of this remarkable man.

Register for the event here.

Details

Date:
February 9
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://montgomeryhistory.org/mhconnected/watch/

Organizer

Montgomery History
Phone:
3013402825
Email:
info@montgomeryhistory.org
Website:
www.montgomeryhistory.org

“Yarrow Mamout and His Family”
with James Johnston

Tuesday, February 9 @ 2:00 p.m.

Yarrow Mamout’s is one of the most remarkable success stories in American history. Brought to Maryland on a slave ship in 1752 and enslaved for the next forty years, Yarrow (a practicing Muslim) didn’t become a free man until he was 60 years old. He then acquired a house in Georgetown and enough money to retire on the interest from loans to white merchants and on stock dividends. Join us as Jim Johnston, the author of From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family, tells the story of this remarkable man.

Register for the event here.