Museum of the American Revolution

"Meet James Forten" Performance and Panel Discussion

Partner Event
February 10, 2022 @ 6:30 PM EST

Museum of the American Revolution

Hop online to experience the Museum of the American Revolution’s latest first-person theatrical performance, “Meet James Forten.” The performance, put on by actor Nathan Alford-Tate, will expound upon Forten’s life as a free Black Philadelphian, Revolutionary War privateer, and stalwart abolitionist. Following, Alford-Tate and the Museum’s African American Interpretive Fellow, Michael Idriss, will have a discussion about how Forten’s life can resonate in the present day. The performance will build upon themes expressed in the Museum’s special exhibit, “Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War.” Please note that registration is required.

James Forten interpreter
Actor Nathan Alford-Tate portrays James Forten. Museum of the American Revolution
Museum of the American Revolution