Sunday Afternoon Talks: SLAVES, FREEMEN & HAITIANS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE In-Person
Among those largely written out of the historic narrative of the American Revolution were the people of color who fought for both sides, Rebels and Redcoats, and often for the same reason – the opportunity for emancipation and freedom from chattel slavery.
Historian Eric Chandler is guest speaker.
Eric Chandler is retired from a 30+ year career as an underwriter for a leading land title insurance company. He has been involved in American Revolutionary War Living History since 1974. He has portrayed infantry, light infantry, whale-boat raider, and mounted and dismounted dragoons. He is currently serving his third term as a member of the Norwalk Historical Commission and sits on the Norwalk Historical Society Board of Directors.
His artistic endeavors included writing and recording a comedy CD, and decades as a musician playing Saxes in area Rock & Roll and Blues bands. To his credit, or shame, he had his likeness used in an issue of MAD Magazine. Eric is enjoying retirement with his wife Catherine, taking classes, giving lectures on historical topics and continuing to live history.
- Sunday, November 12, 2023
- 2:00pm - 3:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Lovell Room