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Black Minqa The Life and Times of Henry Green

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Anita Wills

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Join Author Anita Wills as she shares the history behind her latest book, Black Minqua The Life and Times of Henry Green. 

     In Black Minqua, a time period from the late 1600's through the 1900's is covered.  From the late 1700's through the 1900's, the people living on the Mountain were vilified and treated as outcasts. They were the remnants of Negro/Indians who remained in an area of White Settler Farmers from Europe. Yet they were self-sufficient, Land Owners and Businessmen. 

     Thomas and Joseph Green owned Warranted and Patented land in Chester County (East Caln) in the early 1700's.  The Patents were signed by William Penn's sons, Thomas, John, and Richard. They were not squatters but held original title to the land they lived on. Tune in as more of their story is be shared on this broadcast.

     On  9/11/1851, Henry Green particpated in an event now known as the Christiana Resistance. He was a member of a group of free blacks vowing to use any means necessary to prevent fleeing slaves recapture.  Their mentor was Frederick Douglass, a Freed Slave himself, and their leader was William Parker. The Underground Railroad path led through the Welsh Mountains going to all points North. Some of  the freeing slaves remained on the Mountain under the protection of Green's Banditti.

Join us as we share the story of the Green Family and how they left their mark on history!

      "It has been called by a great many names, and it will call itself by yet another name; and you and I and all of us had better wait and see what new form this old monster will assume, in what new skin this old snake will come forth." Frederick Douglass 1865

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