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As part of the Museum’s Meet the Revolution! series, historical interpreter Noah Lewis sat down with Museum Gallery Interpretation Manager Tyler Putman to talk about bringing African American experiences of the Revolution to life. Watch a clip of Lewis' portrayal of Edward "Ned" Hector, a free African American man and soldier who fought in the Revolutionary War, followed by a personal discussion about his experiences in the field.

Meet the Revolution: Noah Lewis from AmRevMuseum on Vimeo.

Learn more about Noah Lewis and his work at nedhector.com.

Interested in more Meet the Revolution! interviews? Check out our Q&A with historical interpretor Kalela Williams as she discusses the character she portrays – an African American teacher in Philadelphia in the 1790s – and explores the challenges of developing a character based on scant historical material.

Meet the Revolution! is an ongoing series of costumed living history programs that explore the voices, viewpoints, and experiences of the diverse people of the Revolutionary era.

This edition of Meet the Revolution! was originally released as part of the Museum's week-long Virtual Fourth of July Celebration, sponsored by Bank of America, with free, digital experiences that include family programs for Wawa Welcome America, Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Caitlin Fitz, our latest episode of AmRev360 that features Dr. Joanne Freeman and Hamilton actor Paul Oakley Stovall, and much more.  

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Meet the Revolution: Kalela Williams

Historical interpreter Kalela Williams discusses the character she portrays – an African American teacher in Philadelphia in the 1790s.
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Dive deeper into Revolutionary era living history with Artisan Field Trips, Meet the Revolution! interviews, cooking demos, and more.
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