Chautauqua: James Armistead Lafayette
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Everybody loves a good spy story. How about an American slave that volunteers to spy for the Continental Army and does such a credible job of it that 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. . . And you get to hear it told live by Colonial Williamsburg’s Stephen Seals.
Free via Zoom but pre-registration is required
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