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Uncovering Dinah’s World – Albany History Fair by Historic Cherry Hill
May 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Livestreamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/historiccherryhill
Historic Cherry Hill’s Education Coordinator will bring you into the sleeping quarters of Dinah Jackson, a woman who was enslaved and worked as a cook at Cherry Hill at the time of the site’s infamous 1827 murder. Dinah is probably best known for becoming a star witness in the trial of Jesse Strang just weeks after receiving her freedom. But what was her life like? Shawna will share documents related to slavery from Cherry Hill’s collections and take a close look at Dinah’s room in order to reconstruct what we can of Dinah’s experience.