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03/27/2020

POSTPONED: Native New England, Christianity, and War: A Public Reading of the Eulogy on King Philip by William Apess

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: The First Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist (1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138)
Sponsored By: Funded by the New England Humanities Consortuim and MASS Humanities
Contact: Please contact ApessEvent@gmail.com
More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/william-apess-eulogy-on-king-philip-a-public-reading-tickets-92581797649

In 1675 a Native chief who had taken the name King Philip led a rebellion against the British exploitation of New England. The war ended in the enslavement and massacre of Native peoples, and cast a long shadow over American history. In the 1830s, a Native minister named William Apess wrote and delivered, in Boston, a eulogy for King Philip, meant to celebrate the Native past, recall Philip’s fight for liberty, and protest the continuing injustices of his present. In 2020, Native people from all over New England will come together to honor the memory of these two men, and the ongoing struggle to which they gave themselves. Please join us at First Parish Church in Cambridge on March 27th for a staged reading of William Apess’s Eulogy on King Philip, followed by a discussion panel moderated by Philip Deloria with panelists Lisa Brooks, Drew Lopenzina, and Tall Oak Wedeen.   This event is free and open to the public.  The public reading is in a large venue and we anticipate being able to accommodate all who wish to attend.  It would be helpful if would reserve a ticket to help us plan attendance.  The panel discussion has limited capacity and requires pre-registration for a free ticket. Register here.

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