Sunday Forum: The Hidden History of Northern Slavery

Unidentified residents of the Stratton-Dayton household in East Hampton in an undated early photograph East Hampton Star Archive

The Eastville Community Historical Society and the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm will commemorate Black History Month with a symposium on the history of slavery on the East End on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 at Bay Street Theater.

The event will feature presentations and a panel of speakers, including Dr. Georgette Grier-Key, the executive director of the Eastville Community Historical Society; Aileen Novick, the project manager and site administrator of the Hempsted Houses in Connecticut; Donnamarie Barnes, the curator and archivist of Sylvestor Manor, and David E. Rattray, the owner and editor of The Star and the director of the East Hampton In Plain Sight Project, an effort to identify every enslaved African and person of color in East Hampton from 1650 to the 1820s.

The cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased via Bay Street’s website.