For Black History Month, the Bridgehampton Museum is offering a talk, "From the Pen of a Formerly Enslaved Man," with Julie Greene, the Southampton Town historian, on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Nathaniel Rogers House at the Main Street and Ocean Road intersection.
The man is Cato Crook. He lived in Bridgehampton and in 1819 wrote to a prominent Smithtown landowner, Elias Smith, protesting the ill treatment of his so-called runaway niece and requesting that she be granted her freedom. His letter "offers a glimpse into the complex and painful world of servitude on Long Island in the 18th and early 19th centuries," a release from the museum said.
Admission is $10, free for members.