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Inside the Vault: Enslaved Men, Soldiers, Freemen: The Experience of Black Patriots After the Revolution
Over 5,000 Black men served in the Continental Army. Many were enslaved men who were promised freedom for their service. But what happened to them after the war?

Join us on October 29 as we explore unique documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection that record the service of Black soldiers in the Continental Army and reveal their post-war experiences. We will also discuss the challenges of researching the lives of these men. We will be using documents to investigate the lives and military service of:

- Cuffee Saunders
- Quaco
- Romeo Smith
- Peter Kiteredge

Join our curators, Mandel Holland, History Teacher at Woodlands Middle High School in Hartsdale, NY, and Meecah, principal standby in the Philip Tour of "Hamilton," on Thursday, October 29 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT) to learn the fascinating story behind these documents.

This event is for teachers, students, families, and everyone with an interest in American history.

Everyone who registers will be sent a Zoom meeting link and instructions in the confirmation email.

PD certificates will be sent to everyone who attends the full session.

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For more information, please contact us at firstfriday@gilderlehrman.org.

Visit us at www.gilderlehrman.org.

Oct 29, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Principal Standby in "Hamilton"
Currently the Principal Standby for the Tony award winning musical Hamilton, Meecah is thrilled to be doing what she loves in every possible way. Also an accomplished and charting singer, this palm beach native constantly raises the bar for herself and aims to be the best she can. For more information please visit Meecah.com
Mandel Holland
History Teacher at Woodlands Middle High School in Hartsdale, NY
Mandel Holland is currently serving as a History Teacher at Woodlands Middle High School in Hartsdale, NY. He has taught history courses to 7th through 12th grade students at Woodlands since 2011, to include serving as an Assistant Principal for 3 years. As an administrator, Mandel was charged with evaluating Teacher Performance for all educators in the English and History departments. Prior to Woodlands, Mandel taught History and Media Studies in The Bronx for nine years where he was a Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar. Mandel graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in History and a minor in African-American Studies. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from NYU as well as Masters degrees from Manhattanville College in Secondary Education and Building and District Administration.