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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Meet Charles Ball: A historic character depiction by Mr. Vince Leggett

Description:
Charles Ball (b. 1780) was an enslaved man from Calvert County, Maryland. In 1805, he was sold to a trader in the Deep South. Ball escaped back to his home state where he lived as a free man and fought in the War of 1812. By 1813, he had joined the US Navy as part of Commodore Joshua Barneys Chesapeake Flotilla along with other African American men. Ball fought in various battles in the Chesapeake area, including the Battle of Bladensburg and the Defense of Fort McHenry. Sponsored by the Department of Residential Facilities, Maryland Humanities Council, and Maryland Milestones. {Will appear in FYI on Feb 17, 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
End Time:
2:30 PM
Room:
Ulrich Recital Hall
Common Location Name:
Tawes Fine Arts
Other Contact Information:
Chris Garcia Department of Residential Facilities +1 301 314 3486 garcia@umd.edu
Ticket Information
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