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African American Museum to host presentation by Recorder of Deeds

Robin Robinson will unveil newly discovered records of emancipated slaves from pre-Civil War era on April 9 in Langhorne

The African American Museum of Bucks County invites the public to a special presentation by Robin Robinson, Bucks County Recorder of Deeds, on Thursday, April 9, at 6 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, located at 215 E. Richardson Ave., Langhorne. The meeting will take place downstairs in the church’s social hall.

The event is free, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet the museum’s board of directors and hear about the numerous programs and exhibits the museum has presented in the first quarter of 2020. Light food and beverages will also be served.

Robinson, who oversees the preservation of Bucks County records dating back to the time of William Penn, will reveal findings from 61 books that were recently discovered that contain valuable records of manumissions, which is the official term used for the formal emancipation of slaves. Robinson will also address how these manumissions were recorded by Quakers, some of which recorded a bill of sale dating back to before the Civil War. The AAMBC looks forward to sharing these newly uncovered artifacts through future programs.

“One of the main goals of the AAMBC is to reveal our hidden figures in Bucks County and beyond,” said Linda Salley, president. “There are so many untold stories about the resilience of African Americans in Bucks County that we want to share with everyone. Martin Luther King said, ‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.’”

Visit infoaambc.org for more information.

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