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Have you explored the stories of African American men and women in war-torn Virginia with the Museum's recently launched Finding Freedom online interactive feature yet?

Dive deep into making of the Finding Freedom touchscreen interactive featured in the Museum's galleries and how that experience was adapted for the web in the latest episode of AmRev360. Museum President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson hosts a conversation with members of the Finding Freedom team — including author Todd Braisted, Museum Associate Curator Matthew Skic, and Museum Director of Education & Community Engagement Adrienne Whaley.

The Finding Freedom online interactive feature, adapted from the Museum's galleries, explores the stories of African American men and women in war-torn Virginia. Finding Freedom draws from a variety of historical sources and contemporary analysis to try to understand the lives and decisions of five real people of African descent living in Virginia in 1781, as the British and American armies battle across the state. Their stories are told through research-based first-person narratives. The Museum also provides free Finding Freedom teacher resources, primary source material, a glossary of terms, and more in addition to the interactive feature itself.

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Finding Freedom Interactive

Explore the stories of African American men and women in war-torn Virginia.

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AmRev360, hosted by Museum President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, features lively conversations on the American Revolution from all angles with a broad slate of dynamic guests.

Finding Freedom is made possible with generous support from the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation.

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AmRev360

Watch lively conversations on the American Revolution from all angles, hosted by Museum President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson and featuring a broad slate of dynamic guests.
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Interactive Features

Dig deeper into compelling stories and complex events of the American Revolution through our interactive online learning experiences, Finding Freedom and Season of Independence.
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Finding Freedom: Teacher Resources

Access modular activities and ready-made worksheets to help your students dig deeper into the stories of people of African descent in the colonial and Revolutionary Eras in the Finding Freedom digital interactive.
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