Concord Museum – Black History Month Program Recounting Slavery in Historic Homes and Museums

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Concord Museum – Black History Month Program Recounting Slavery in Historic Homes and Museums

As part of Black History Month the Concord Museum is hosting a conversation on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 7:30 p.m. with Kyera Singleton, Executive Director of The Royall House and Slave Quarters, and Niya Bates, formerly a public historian at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, as they discuss the challenges museums and historic houses face in order to, in the words of Kyera Singleton, “memorialize the lives of enslaved to give people the tools to reckon with our current moment.”

Kyera Singleton is Executive Director of the Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medord, Ma. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of American culture at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, and currently a dissertation fellow in the history department at Harvard University and the American Association of University Women. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in American studies and women’s gender and sexuality studies from Macalester College.

Niya Bates is Ph.D. candidate in the department of history at Princeton University. Niya earned both a B.A. in African American Studies and an M.A. in Architectural History from the University of Virginia. She holds a certificate in historic preservation, also from UVA. Prior to becoming a student at Princeton, she was director of the Getting Word African American Oral History Project, which was designed to document oral histories of people descended from the enslaved communities at Monticello.

Please go to to register for this virtual program. Participants will be sent a link prior to the program. This program is free. Donations help support the Museum’s education initiatives.