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(SPECIAL TOUR) Equally Free with Myself with Sharece Blakney: the Black History of Kingsessing (2018)
The Garden has long been a place for the exchange of ideas. In the 18th and 19thcentury, notable persons in the fields of art and science gathered here at this garden to walk its grounds and discuss abstract ideas and the issues of their time. The Garden was a place of ideas and imagination – where the passing of the seasons and the intimate connection to the tides could spark inspiration and creativity. Join us this season as we explore the land through new lenses and with new teachers. Arrive ready to contribute to the conversation.
Equally Free with Myself with Sharece Blakney: the Black History of Kingsessing
Explore Bartram’s Garden through the lens of a new research project into the Garden’s Black history. Sharece Blakney, Bartram’s Research Fellow and history graduate student at Rutgers-Camden, will lead this tour and share histories about the Black people who lived at the Garden and in the nearby neighborhood during the time of the Bartram’s.