On Tuesday, October 22 the Commission on Slavery and Its Legacy at Salem Academy and College will sponsor a talk by Martha Hartley, director of Moravian research at Old Salem Museum and Gardens. Ms. Hartley will discuss the history of Salem, the Hidden Town Project initiative, and the legacy of slavery. This event is part of the continuing process of learning about the school’s past connections to slavery and strengthening its ties to the local community as Salem Academy and College approaches its 250th anniversary. The title of the talk is The Hidden Town Project: To Research and Reveal History of Enslaved and Free Africans and African Americans in Salem, North Carolina The event is free and begins at 7 PM in Shirley Recital Hall at the Salem Academy and College Fine Arts Center.
For more information on the Hidden Town Project visit their website.