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Happy Hour w/ the Historian | The Life of Rome Dupont: Freedom in Key West
13-May from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
The Key West Art & Historical Society is excited to partner with the BottleCap Lounge for a series of fun historical lectures entitled ‘Happy Hour with the Historian’. Attendees will receive a free drink (beer, house wine or a well drink), and will be treated to a short presentation by guest historian and genealogist, Karl Reutling.
Historian: Karl Reutling.
Topic: The Life of Rome Dupont: Freedom in Key West
Rome Dupont and Amanda Shackleford were born into slavery. Bought and sold, they found each other and began a family while enslaved in Hillsborough County, Florida. In 1863, Emancipation freed the Duponts, and they made their way to Key West to make a new life of liberty for themselves and their children. Joining hundreds of others here, their new lives changed the culture of the island city. Come hear a compelling story of transformation, hope, and courage.