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Rhonda Brace (left), a descendent of Jeffrey Brace, who was enslaved during the Revolutionary era, found freedom, and wrote a memoir in 1810, which was republished in 2004 by Kari Winter (right).

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A watercolor depicts London, a person of African descent, with his trumpet lowered in his right hand. He is looking over his left shoulder toward a hill. On top of the hill, there is a fire and smoke. Running toward the hill are four British soldiers with their rifles pointed.

Finding Freedom Orientation & Case Study: London & Andrew (Virtual)

December 2, 2020 from 7-8:30 p.m.
In this free workshop, teachers can discover the Museum's new Finding Freedom online interactive feature and explore the resources and opportunities for using it in the classroom.
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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.

Finding Freedom Orientation and Case Study: Deborah and Eve (Virtual)

December 16, 2020 from 7-8:30 p.m.
In this free workshop, teachers can discover the Museum's new Finding Freedom online interactive feature and explore the resources and opportunities for using it in the classroom.
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A watercolor depicts Jack, a person of African descent, crouching down with a rifle in his right hand. His left hand is lying on a rock and he is overlooking the countryside.

Finding Freedom Orientation and Case Study: Jack (Virtual)

January 21, 2021 from 7-8:30 p.m.
In this free workshop, teachers can discover the Museum's new Finding Freedom online interactive feature and explore the resources and opportunities for using it in the classroom.
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This image shows the book cover of The Counter Revolution of 1776 by Gerald Horne.

The Counter-Revolution of 1776

This excerpt from Gerald Horne demonstrates how the Revolution reinvigorated the slave trade and subsequently bore a counter-revolution of slavery.
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This image shows the book cover of Journal of the American Revolution, Volume 1 by Todd Andrlik, Hugh T. Harrington, and Don N. Hagist. The title of the book is written on the top left and the authors names are in smaller print on the bottom left. The cove is a painting of George Washington, on a white horse, wearing a blue jacket and tan pants. He is looking to this right and there is a soldier on the background on horseback pointing his sword to the distance.

Journal of the American Revolution

Read an excerpt from the Journal of the American Revolution.
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News & Updates

Browse for the latest news and updates from the Museum of the American Revolution in historic Philadelphia.
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Women's History Month Book Features

Celebrate Women's History Month with one of these 13 Read the Revolution books by and about women.
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Virtual Readings & Books for Kids

Browse a curated collection of excerpts from exciting, thought-provoking books about the American Revolution — for kids!
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Celebrating Five Years of Making History

The Museum of the American Revolution in historic Philadelphia celebrates its five-year anniversary in April 2022.
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