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    "Speaking of Slavery" at the Meeting House

    Presented by and National Park Service: U.S. Department of the Interior at Old South Meeting House

    November 21, 2013


     Thursday, November 21, 12:15 PM to 1 PM

     "Speaking of Slavery" at the Meeting House 
    Join us for a premiere performance featuring Eric Hanson Plass and Merrill Kohlhofer of Boston National Historical Park portraying George Washington Blagden, senior minister of Old South Church from 1836-1872, and Jacob Merrill Manning, associate and then senior minister from 1857-1882. Despite admonitions from Blagden, in 1857 Manning began to speak out publicly on the issue of slavery from the pulpit of this Meeting House. In 1858, after Brown's raid, he declared, "If John Brown had consulted me in regard to inciting a slave insurrection, I would certainly have advised him not to do it, but I am far from regretting that the attempt has been made." This statement begins a conversation between the ministers about slavery, liberty, patriotism and ministry.
     $1-$6; FREE for OSMH Museum Members 
    This program is presented by Old South Meeting House and the Boston National Historical PArk as part of the November "Middays at the Meeting House" series-- Politics and the Pulpit.

    Old South Meeting House

    310 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02108

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    Admission Info:

    $6 Adults, $5 Seniors/Students, $1 Children (6-18), under age 6 free, Free for OSMH Museum Members

    Phone: 617-482-6439

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