Slavery: Stories of Survival

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 experiences 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.


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