Info

Southampton History Museum
Phone
631-283-2494
Website
Location

Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY

Date

Nov 15 2018

Time

11:00 am

Cost

Free

Age

Adult

Venture Smith: The Once-enslaved African Prince Who Became an Outstanding American Citizen

Venture Smith’s is a compelling story that traces the path of a once-enslaved African Prince to a rich life as a free man in America. Chandler B. Saint and researchers for the Documenting Venture Smith Project have spent years researching the life that Smith himself wrote about in his own narrative, adding context, insights and illustrations in their book titled “Venture Smith.” Written by Saint with Robert Pierce Forbes, the book not only adds many fascinating details omitted by Smith in his own remarkable autobiography, but also establishes Smith’s original work as one of the masterpieces of American autobiography and the earliest-known entirely African American work of literature. Join us for a talk and book-signing by Chandler Saint and learn more about Venture Smith’s extraordinary journey to freedom. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library. To register call the museum at 631-283-2494 or visit www.southamptonhistory.org

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