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Friday Oct 12 - 6:30
Book & Poetry Reading
Set to Music - Epic Poem - "Lost History of Stolen Children"
Richard Hayes Phillips, Ph.D., will read and sing from his epic poem, "Lost History of Stolen Children," kidnapped from England, Scotland, Ireland and Massachusetts and sold into slavery in seventeenth century Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.
The subject is dear to his heart, as he is descended from two generations of Scottish slaves.
He has researched the subject for fourteen years, on a journey that has taken him to Dublin, Edinburgh, Whitehaven, Bristol, Exeter, Boston, Annapolis, Richmond, and the Library of Congress.
He has published three historical reference books on white slave children, identifying more than five thousand by name, tracing their ancestry, and searching for survivors.
Being a songwriter in the Scots-Irish tradition, he has the skills to tell the story in the form of lyric poetry, as it might have been told in centuries past if the details had been known.
The poem is not yet complete, so questions and suggestions will be welcome.
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