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Limestone, TN 37681 United States
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November 2021

Nancy at Washington College Academy

November 13, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Washington College Academy, 116 Doak Lane
Limestone, TN 37681 United States
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- In 1820, Elihu Embree published his newspaper The Emancipator on Main Street, Jonesborough. The seven edition paper is the first publication dedicated solely to the cause of abolitionism. Embree passed away in December of 1820, and the paper died with him. Even though it was short-lived, The Emancipator had over 2,000 subscribers and its reach went all the way to Boston and Philadelphia. In spite of his abolitionist beliefs, Embree himself was an enslaver. Nancy was an enslaved woman owned by Elihu Embree, and her story will be shared at Washington College Academy on November 13th in an original play entitled “Nancy.”

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