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To See the World

During the Civil War, glasses with colored lenses were used to treat disorders and illnesses. Yellow-trimmed glasses were used to treat syphilis, blue for insanity, and pink for depression. Thus we get the term, “to see the world through rose-colored glasses.”

Olaudah Equiano

Date: October, 8th 2014 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

The first ex-slave to publish his memoirs describes his trials and travails as a ten-year-old boy sold into slavery in the mid-18th century.

Location
1st Floor Theatre