Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Phillis Wheatley

Jul 22 - Jul 25
morning / afternoon

Benjamin Franklin is famous for discovering electricity using a kite and a key, but what really happened? Why did he wear a coonskin cap when he was in Europe? He was also famous for his quips and helping to convince France to help the Americans fight the Revolution.

Alexander Hamilton spent that time fighting in the Revolution, acting as secretary to George Washington. You may have heard of him because of the Broadway musical.

Phillis Wheatley was a Black slave whose owners taught her to read and write. She became a renowned poet. Through these lives we’ll look at the Revolution and the inherent contradiction of fighting for freedom while maintaining slavery.

 

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