Please join the Prince George’s County Historical Society for its first History Chat of 2022. The January 24, 2022 History Chat will feature Professor Richard Bell, author of “Stolen – Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home.” PGCHS Historian Susan Pearl will interview Professor Bell about this amazing true story. We will get to know these five Black boys of antebellum Philadelphia; we will learn about how Professor Bell happened upon this incident of the so-called Reverse Underground Railroad, and about his exhaustive journey through the archival sources that illuminate it. Their Zoom conversation is on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 7 PM. Details for the Zoom chat registration are below.

Richard Bell is Professor of History at the University of Maryland. He has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge and the Library of Congress. He is recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award, and the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. He serves as trustee of the Maryland Center for History and Culture (formerly the Maryland Historical Society), and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Jan 24, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Upcoming 2022 History Chats:

February 28 – A Talk with Betty: Elizabeth Hewlett, Chairman of the Prince George’s County Planning Board, will converse with John Peter Thompson

March 28 – The First Peoples: Rico Newman, a member of the Choptico Band of the Piscataway-Conoy, will chat with John Peter Thompson about the Piscataway-Conoy

April 25 – Stories from Surratt House: a conversation with Coby Treadway, Education Coordinator at Mary Surratt House Museum

May 23 – Digging for History: a conversation with Kristen Montaperto. Chief Archeologist, about archeology at Mt. Calvert and other county sites owned by M-NCPPC

June 27 – Preserving Your History, a conversation with Franklin Robinson, Jr. about preserving family history

July 25 – At Home with History, a conversation with Jack Thomson, Junior at his home in Nottingham

August 22 – TBD

September 26 – TBD

October 24 – TBD