Although born into slavery, Clo Pratt is willed her freedom by her late mistress. As a free woman, Clo earns her living by hiring herself out, making clothes with her loom, and cleaning local homes.
Join Clo on a trip through the colonies where she will introduce you to known and lesser-known hero’s who not only fought for freedom from King George but also from some of the founding fathers. Clo will also tell you about those who would become known as Black Loyalists after an invitation from Queen Charlotte.
Joan was born into slavery to a deaf and mute mother, Maria. Maria would be owned by the Fox family. Maria would meet and marry John Jackson. They would wed and have two children, Adam and Miriam.
John would eventually be free and then purchase Joan’s freedom. But because she was enslaved when their children were born, they would have to leave the children behind.
Due to a dispute between the Fox and Beebe families, Joan would be kidnapped and put back into slavery.
As Joan Jackson, Tammy Denease will tell you about an ‘Unchained Love’ filled with twists and turns, heartache, deception and an undying love.
Photos by Tom Bombria/Hempsted Houses.
Belinda the Afrikan
Belinda the Afrikan – Compelled to Servitude
Belinda the Afrikan was born into the Asanti Kingdom. She was kidnapped from her homeland and sold into slavery to the Royall Family on the island of Antigua and then to Medford, Massachusetts.
Although denied the ability to read and write, Belinda the Afrikan would petition the government for what was rightfully hers – reparations for her slave labor.
Belinda takes you from the Volta River to the Boiling houses of Antigua to Medford, Massachusetts where the drama unfolds.