History at Sunset: Free at Last—The Complicated Road to Freedom for Emmanuel Jackson
This free history at sunset program by Ranger Shannon Moeck explores the story of the Jackson family. Emanual Jackson Sr. purchases his son, 21-year-old Emanual Jackson Jr., from the heirs of the late Isaac Hite of Virginia for the sum of $800. In Allegheny County, Jackson Sr. frees his son and later purchased the freedom of other children also enslaved by the Hite family. This program will take place on the lawn of Belle Grove at 6:00 p.m.