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A watercolor depicts Deborah and Harry, with their backs to the viewer, aboard a ship setting sail for Nova Scotia. They look out on men and women in the streets fighting for their freedom, as the Americans won the war. Many people were fighting for a place on the ships that were evacuating Loyalists.

This workshop is open to educators for professional development purposes. Do you know an educator who might be interested? Please share this opportunity with them!

Presenting a well-rounded history of our nation requires teachers to present diverse perspectives and experiences. The Museum’s new Finding Freedom online interactive resource explores the stories of five real people of African descent living in wartime Virginia as they contemplated their best opportunities for freedom, liberty, and self-determination. Discover the many helpful features this resource offers teachers and students and explore opportunities for using them in your classroom in this case study of two of those featured individuals, Deborah and Eve.

Check back to our Professional Development Workshop page for future workshops exploring the stories from Finding Freedom.

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

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Dr. Philip Mead leads a class of teachers at the Season Of Independence Summer Teacher Institute.
 

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A watercolor depicts Deborah and Harry, with their backs to the viewer, aboard a ship setting sail for Nova Scotia. They look out on men and women in the streets fighting for their freedom, as the Americans won the war. Many people were fighting for a place on the ships that were evacuating Loyalists.
 

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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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