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ASALH Philadelphia Chapter, “Gram’s Gift: The Story of a Free Black Family in the 1800s”

November 22 @ 3:00 pm - November 23 @ 5:00 pm

Gram’s Gift tells the story of an African-American family with African, European, and Native American roots. Gram decided it was time for her grandchildren to know the contributions made by their ancestors. So, she gathers her grandchildren together for a family history lesson. Her lesson begins with Cyrus Bustill, born enslaved, purchased his freedom, operated a successful bakery business and provided bread to George Washington’s troops camped at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War. He was a businessman, an educator, and a leader in the Black community. His children and grandchildren continued Cyrus’ legacy of leadership as they were agents in the Underground Railroad, solders in the United States Colored Troops (USCT) during the Civil War, and advocates fighting for the right to vote for all.

ASALH Philadelphia Heritage invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Please join us as our Branch Historian, Joyce Mosley, presents her inaugural book “Gram’s Gift: The Story of a Free Black Family in the 1800s” ASALH’s 2021 Theme “The Family” Zoom Meeting

Time: Nov 22, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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November 22 @ 3:00 pm
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November 23 @ 5:00 pm
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