Slavery: Stories of
March 3 2
PM – 3 PM
As part of Windsor
Historical Society’s two year tribute to the Civil
War, we invite you to join us on Saturday, March 3at
2 p.m. to hear gifted performer Gwendolyn
Quezaire-Presutti present Slavery: Ruth’s Story of
Survival at Windsor Historical Society. What was it
like to be ripped from your home and enslaved? How
did enslaved Africans endure and survive?
Quezaire-Presutti assumes the character of Ruth who
provides an unflinching portrait of her kidnapping,
the horrors of the Middle Passage, her
as an enslaved person in America, and her escapes.
Ruth’s story is a composite gleaned from maritime
log books, slave narratives, slave owner records,
and newspaper advertisements. This performance is
targeted for ages 10 through adult.
Quezaire-Presutti’s performances have been described
as powerful and moving, magnificent, inspiring and
thought-provoking, and spellbinding. Her mission is
to bring the history of those she calls “invisible”
people to light for her audiences. The best history
allows modern-day audiences at least briefly to have
the feeling of walking in someone else’s shoes.
Don’t miss Ruth’s story at Windsor Historical
Society on March 3rd. COST: $6 adults, $5 seniors
and students, $4 members. Contact the Society at
860/688-3813 for more information. This is part of a
series of Civil War programs supported by a grant
from the Connecticut Humanities Council.