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Yarrow Mamout and His Family: A remarkable American Success Story
February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Brought to Maryland on a slave ship in 1752 and enslaved for the next forty years, Yarrow (his last name) didn’t become a free man until he was 60 years old. He then acquired a house in Georgetown and enough money to retire on the interest from loans to white merchants and on stock dividends. In 1819, the great portrait painter Charles Willson Peale painted a portrait of him as a testament to racial equality. Our presenter for this fascinating story will be Jim Johnston, the author of From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family. Offered in collaboration with the Montgomery County Historical Society. Open to all; registration required. Please go to villageoftakomapark.com, “Upcoming Events” list and click on this event to register and receive Zoom link information.