Museum Theater: Reunion of Cate and Jack

Date(s) - August 6, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Presented by the Accokeek Foundation and funded in part by Maryland Humanities.

Join us for part two of a two-part event that explores African American life in 18th century Maryland.  The Sharper Family Series brings to life the stories of Cate Sharper (a woman enslaved in the mid-1700s) and the family she could have had. 

Cate Sharper is woman, born into slavery, whose family has been torn apart too many times.  Separated from her family at a young age as part of a dowry, she was brought to this land to tend to tobacco.  She found a husband (a free man), and had a son, named Jack.  When Jack was 12 years old he was taken from her and sold away.  Watch the story unfold as Cate awaits the return of her son after 5 long years, in the reunion of a lifetime.

This is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom. The presentation will include a museum theater video “The Reunion of Cate & Jack”, followed by a conversation between Shemika Berry, the interpretation coordinator, and special guest Deldridge Berry II, who portrays Jack.  A brief Q&A will follow their conversation.

**To participate, please register here. Once you have registered, you will receive the Zoom meeting information.**

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