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Ladies Of Liberty: Oney Judge at Indian King Tavern
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oney Judge, a slave of President and Lady Washington, fled her bondage when she learned that Mrs. Washington planned to give her as a wedding gift to Martha Washington’s granddaughter. At that time, Pennsylvania law, then serving as the nation’s capital, gave slaves the legal power to free themselves if they were in the state longer than six months. The Washingtons did not believe this law applied to them. In 1796, Oney fled from Philadelphia to New Hampshire remaining a fugitive slave for 52 years. Come and learn about Oney’s journey to freedom.
Come hear Oney’s story from Oney (portrayed by Alex Ford) on Saturday, February 15 at 2pm.