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“The Kidnapping of Bathsheba Bungy”
March 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm EDT
In celebration of National Women’s History Month, historical interpreter Valarie Petty Boyer, Ph.D. will utilize monologue and song to tell the true story of Bathsheba Bungy, an African American girl from New Castle, Del. who was kidnapped by two white men in 1830 and taken to Maryland to be sold into slavery. The program explores Bungy’s ordeal and escape, and the actual trial of her kidnappers which was held in the New Castle Court House — the very location where Boyer’s performance will be held.
Admission is free and open to the public but, due to space restrictions, reservations are suggested by calling 302-323-4453 or emailing NCCHmuseum@delaware.gov.