Below is a report on the night by SRAC's summer PR specialist and friend, Emma Miran!
The Frances Slocum Story: A Recap, by Emma Miran
How much does our culture and upbringing make us who we are? On November 2, 1778, a red haired Quaker child was stolen from her family in
On Thursday, May 6, SRAC held an event dedicated to telling the story of Frances Slocum. The event involved the showing of a film production of the Frances Slocum’s story. Commentary was provided by the producer of the film, Bill Bachman, who is a professor at
Also attending the event was Jonathan Pineno, who wrote and arranged the music for the Frances Slocum film. He played the Indian flute for the audience and spoke of his experiences with Native American music.
A highlight of the event was the appearance of Florence Howanitz, the actress who portrayed Frances Slocum in the film. She introduced the film through a monologue as Frances Slocum. Speaking as Slocum, she told the audience how pleased she was to be able to see the area she was born and the
Towards the end of France Slocum’s life, she was reunited with her biological family. Slocum related her story to a tradesman and colonel, who then sent a letter to the editor of a newspaper in
This lecture and film leaves us with some interesting and important questions. It leads us to look deeper into our history and social background. The lecture at SRAC was inspiring and encouraged those attending to research family and local history.
To learn more about the Frances Slocum Project, visit: http://www.francesslocum.org/
To learn about upcoming events at SRAC - please visit http://www.sracenter.org/Events/
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