Clarke Historical Library Speaker Series presents: Matthew Skic

Matthew SkicThe Clarke Historical Library Speaker Series for Spring 2023 presents Matthew Skic on Tuesday, March 28th. Join us for this online event that begins at 7:00 p.m. Registration is required; register for this event at

Matthew Skic, Curator of Exhibitions at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, will talk about the research behind the Museum’s newest special exhibit about African American Revolutionary War veteran James Forten and his family’s efforts to battle slavery and defend freedom in the early United States. The exhibit features a letter written in 1836 by James Forten’s daughter, Sarah L. Forten, that is on loan from the Clarke Historical Library’s John Greenleaf Whittier Papers.

This event is free and open to the public. Individuals needing accommodations should contact the Clarke at or by phone at 989-774-3864.

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