Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

Admiring the Hush Arbor

Time: 7:00 pm til 8:30 pm

Location: Goodwood Museum and Gardens

Description: Despite the incredible risk, enslaved people in America still resisted any way they could and are worthy of our admiration. Join us for period music and to hear from local experts, all framed by a traditional hush arbor.

Hush arbors (hush harbor, brush harbor, brush arbor) were events where slaves would retreat from the plantation in secret to congregate in secluded wooded areas. Through this incredible act of defiance, they practiced a version of Christianity that emphasized equality, retained African traditions, organized resistance, and shared news.

We will start at the front of the main house at Goodwood and move to the meeting area. At this point local experts will give short talks with musical interludes. Our speakers will be (in no particular order):

- Dr. Mark Butler (FAMU) to talk about music as a tool for survival and resistance.
- Dr. David Morgan (SEAC) to speak on archaeology's contribution to our understanding of slave resistance.
- Dr. Jamil Drake (FSU) to tell us about the religious practices at hush arbors and in general.
- TBA

Please note:
This program is NOT a religious service.

There is no evidence that a hush arbor ever occurred at Goodwood.

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FPAN is co-hosting this event.

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