Alec Turner: A Trek from Slavery to Freedom (Vermont Humanities Council)
Start Date : May 19, 2013
End Date : May 19, 2013
Time : 2:00 pm
Alec Turner was born a slave in 1845 on the John Gouldin plantation of Port Royal, Virginia. He died a freeman, farmer, and landowner in Grafton, Vermont in 1923. His is a remarkable narrative, told by Alec to his family and recounted to Jane Beck by his daughter, Daisy, who was born in Grafton in 1883. Alec Turner's saga is rich in detail, with compelling anecdotes painted on a well-textured canvas. We are drawn to the power of Alec Turner's spirit, his humanity, and the measure of the man himself. Hosted by the Hartland Historical Society. Hartland, First Congregational Church of Hartland, 10 Station Rd, 2:00 pm. Carol Mowry, (802) 436-3383.