Teacher Workshop – Crafting Freedom: The Life and Legacy of Free Black Potter Thomas W. Commeraw
Crafting Freedom: The Life and Legacy of Free Black Potter Thomas W. Commeraw
Wednesday, February 15, 4:30-6:30pm
Visit the first exhibition devoted to Thomas Commeraw, a successful Black craftsman who was long assumed to be white. Formerly enslaved, Commeraw rose to prominence as a free Black entrepreneur, owning and operating a successful pottery in New York City. Over a period of two decades he amassed property, engaged in debates over state and national politics, and participated in New York City’s free Black community. Learn about this skilled craftsman and gain a deeper understanding of free Black society in New York in the years between the Revolutionary and Civil Wars
Participants will receive 2 CTLE hours.