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Saturday, July 14, 2012

The War of 1812 Living History Event: "The Choice"

Sotterley Plantation will present a living history event entitled, "The Choice." Written by Dale Jones, this interactive experience will take the audience on a journey from the perspective of the enslaved at Sotterley during that summer of 1814. The story of Sotterley Plantation during the War of 1812 is a human story. There were no great skirmishes, naval battles or major monuments burning. The British used an even greater weapon: they offered freedom to slaves. Not just men, but women and children as well. Sotterley and other plantations in the region suffered great financial loss, but the long term impact was the loss of their labor force. Sotterley’s story is one of decision, struggle, resistance and courage of enslaved African-Americans who saw an opportunity, faced the unknown, and took their chances to gain their freedom. Multiple presentations, free to the public, advance reservations required. For additional details, visit our website at www.sotterley.org.

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