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September 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Queen Nur of New Jersey presents a collection of biographic vignettes highlighting outspoken African American women of the 19th Century, the period connecting the end of the American Revolution to the opening of the Wallace House as a museum 125 years ago. The Voices of Courage featured include Sojourner Truth, the activist embodying the Afro-Dutch heritage of old New Netherland in New York and New Jersey, alongside Harriet Tubman, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Ida B. Wells, Mary Church Terrell, and Mary McCleod Bethune. This one-woman performance explores themes of courage and fortitude while revealing each heroine’s oratory style and the fashion of the period.

Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for this outdoors presentation by storyteller Queen Nur: https://queennur.com/

The Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Association are dedicated supporters of Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites and offer this presentation to the public free of charge marking 125 years of civic engagement and leadership in the historic preservation of Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage beginning with the Revolutionary Memorial Society of New Jersey in 1897. Learn more about joining the efforts of this nonprofit volunteer organization: http://www.wallacehouseassociation.org/join.htm

The Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Association sponsor this program with a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.


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