James Armistead Lafayette – Talk led by Carmen Harris, Ph.D.
Everybody loves a good spy story. How about an American slave that volunteers to spy for the Continental Army, does such a credible job of it, he gets recruited to be a double agent for the British gaining the confidence of both General Cornwallis and traitor, Benedict Arnold?
It’s an exciting story of a bogus “runaway slave” living a dangerous life behind enemy lines ferreting out information and spreading “mis-information” that allows the American forces to triumph at the Battle of Yorktown.
Not fiction . . . True story. . .
LIVE IN PERSON PROGRAM – Hughes Main Library.
LIVESTREAM VIEWING - Want to watch from home?
The James Armistead Lafayette talk will be livestreamed and questions will be taken from the virtual audience. A link to the livestream will be available at the History Comes Alive website when the event starts.
This event is not a costumed performance but will feature audience Q/A. James Armistead Lafayette will be portrayed by Stephen Seals at the HISTORY COMES ALIVE FESTIVAL (JUNE 9 – 18, 2023).