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  • Wilson to present a program on Patty Cannon on Oct. 5

  • Dr. Carol Wilson of Washington College will present a program that will focus on the life of Patty Cannon on Oct. 5.
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  • Dr. Carol Wilson of Washington College will present a program that will focus on the life of Patty Cannon on Oct. 5.
    The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Delaware Public Archives, 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard North, Dover. Patty Cannon was the alleged leader of a notorious gang in Sussex County that was known for kidnapping possibly hundreds of free African Americans for sale into slavery in the early 19th century.
    Wilson will use the story of Cannon to examine the way historical memory is created and changes over time. Wilson is the Arthur A. and Elizabeth R. Knapp professor of American History at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. She has taught for more than 20 years and has served as chair of the history department.
    Admission is free.
    No reservations required.
    For more information: archives.delaware.gov.

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