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Unit 4: James Forten and Entrepreneurs of African Descent

The purpose of this unit is to have students consider the importance of businessmen and women of African descent during the decades after the Revolutionary War.
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Paul Oakley Stovall sits across from Dr. R. Scott Stephenson in an AmRev360 conversation in Revolution Place.

AmRev360: History Takes Center Stage with Paul Oakley Stovall

Paul Oakley Stovall, writer of "Written by Phillis," joined the latest episode of the Museum's AmRev360 series, hosted by President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson.
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General George Washington Standard Flag featuring 13 six-pointed stars on a light sky blue silk field in the Museum's collection.

An Introduction to the Washington Standard Project

Learn about the Museum's project to recreate General George Washington's headquarters flag that marked his presence while on campaign during the Revolutionary War.
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Virtual Tour of Washington's Field Headquarters

Explore the Museum's handsewn, full-scale replicas of General George Washington's Revolutionary War sleeping, dining, and baggage tents through 360-degree images in our Virtual Tour of Washington's Field Headquarters.
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Dr. R Scott Stephenson moderates a conversation with James Forten descendant Kip Forten Jacobs and Dr. Julie Winch.

Read the Revolution with Julie Winch featuring Atwood "Kip" Forten Jacobs

Watch Dr. Julie Winch's April 2023 discussion on her book, A Gentleman of Color: The Life of James Forten, where she was joined by Forten descendant Atwood "Kip" Forten Jacobs.
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Mary Beth Norton presents at the Museum as part of the Read the Revolution Speaker Series.

Read the Revolution with Mary Beth Norton

Watch Dr. Mary Beth Norton's June 2023 lecture, "Gender and American Resistance to British Authority, 1765-1775: A Reassessment."
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Corporate Partnerships

Learn about Corporate Partnership opportunities with the Museum, including corporate membership, EITC, and more.
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Lela Sewell-Williams presents about Charlotte Vandine Forten at a Members Lunch and Learn event.

Black Founders Women & the Archives with Lela Sewell-Williams & Rebecca Shipman

Lela Sewell-Williams and Rebecca Shipman of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University joined the Museum to reflect on preserving the legacies of African American women in the archives
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Author Eric Jay Dolin presents on Rebels at Sea at a Member Lunch and Learn at the Museum.

Black Founders & the War at Sea with Author Eric Jay Dolin

Author Eric Jay Dolin joined the Museum to discuss his book, Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution, and the maritime world of James Forten.
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Programs

Enhance your experience with a year-round schedule of talks, performances, demonstrations, workshops, and more for all ages.
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