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Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America

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Exhibition logo; white man sits, African American woman stands in background.Exhibition logo; white man sits, African American woman stands in background.

Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America looks at the Chesapeake region, where European settlers relied upon indentured servants, Native Americans, and African slave labor for life-saving knowledge of farming and food acquisition, and to gain economic prosperity. By examining the labor of slaves and food practices of the time, including those at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the exhibition explores how power was exchanged between and among different peoples, races, genders, and classes during the early colonial era.

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Fire and Freedom:

Food and Enslavement in Early America

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November 14, 2016 - December 31, 2016
National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
Jefferson County R.J. Bailar Public Library
Monticello, FL
January 16, 2017 - February 25, 2017
Historic London Town and Gardens
Edgewater, MD
Jefferson County R.J. Bailar Public Library
Monticello, FL
March 13, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Cliveden
Philadelphia, PA
Marian University - Hackelmeier Memorial Library
Indianapolis, IN
May 08, 2017 - June 17, 2017
Cliveden
Philadelphia, PA
Orland Park Public Library
Orland Park, IL
July 03, 2017 - August 12, 2017
SUNY Upstate Medical University Health Sciences Library
Syracuse, NY
The Brentwood Library
Brentwood, TN
August 28, 2017 - October 07, 2017
Jefferson University - Scott Memorial Library
Philadelphia, PA
East Carolina University - William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library
Greenville, NC
October 23, 2017 - December 02, 2017
Pennsylvania State University - Hazleton Campus Library
Hazleton, PA
Vermilion Parish Library
Abbeville, LA
December 18, 2017 - January 27, 2018
Burlington County Library
Westampton, NJ
A.T. Still University of the Health Sciences - Mesa
Mesa, AZ
February 12, 2018 - March 24, 2018
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Lewisburg, WV
Missouri Valley College - Murrell Library
Marshall, MO
April 09, 2018 - May 19, 2018
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Library
Dallas, TX
Prairie View A&M University - Undergraduate Medical Academy
Prairie View, TX
June 04, 2018 - July 14, 2018
Not Available
Not Available
July 30, 2018 - September 08, 2018
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD
Akron-Summit County Public Library
Akron, OH
September 24, 2018 - November 03, 2018
Central Michigan University - Park Library
Mt. Pleasant, MI
The College of Staten Island/CUNY
Staten Island, NY
November 19, 2018 - January 05, 2019
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Blacksburg, VA
Weill Cornell Medical College - Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center
New York, NY
January 21, 2019 - March 02, 2019
Tarrant County College District - Southeast Campus - Judith J. Carrier Library
Arlington, TX
Samuel Merritt University - John A. Graziano Memorial Library
Oakland, CA
March 18, 2019 - April 27, 2019
University of Toledo - Health Science Campus, Mulford Library
Toledo, OH
A.T. Still University of the Health Sciences - Kirksville
Kirksville, MO
May 13, 2019 - June 22, 2019
Tom & O. E. Stigall Ethnic Library & History Museum
Humboldt, TN
North Seattle College Library
Seattle, WA
July 08, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Not Available
Not Available
September 02, 2019 - October 12, 2019
University of Saint Mary
Leavenworth, KS
Northern Michigan University - Lydia M. Olson Library
Marquette, MI
November 04, 2019 - December 14, 2019
University of Oklahoma-Tulsa - Schusterman Library
Tulsa, OK
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine - Library
Springfield, IL
January 06, 2020 - February 15, 2020
Virginia Commonwealth University - Tompkins McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
Richmond, VA
Hudson Valley Community college - Marvin Library Learning Commons
Troy, NY
March 02, 2020 - April 11, 2020
University of Florida - Health Science Center Libraries
Gainesville, FL
University of Louisville - Kornhauser Health Sciences Library
Louisville, KY
April 27, 2020 - June 06, 2020
Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library
College Station, TX
University of Virginia - Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Charlottesville, VA
June 22, 2020 - August 01, 2020
Des Moines University - Des Moines University Library
Des Moines, IA
Milwaukee Public Library
Milwaukee, WI
August 17, 2020 - September 26, 2020
Indiana State University - Cunningham Memorial Library
Terre Haute, IN
Loyola University Chicago - Health Sciences Division
Maywood, IL
October 12, 2020 - November 21, 2020
University of Central Florida College of Medicine - Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library
Orlando, FL
Eastern Illinois University - Booth Library
Charleston, IL
December 07, 2020 - January 16, 2021
North Florida South Georgia VA Medical Center
Lake City, FL
East Carolina University - William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library
Morgantown, WV
February 01, 2021 - March 13, 2021
Kansas State University - Hale Library
Manhattan, KS
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, MN
March 29, 2021 - May 08, 2021
Florida State College at Jacksonville - South Campus
Jacksonville, FL
Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center
Fairfax, VA