Ben Franklin, not Daniel Boone, first popularized the coonskin cap during his exploits in France while there rallying support for the American colonists’ revolt.

The Middle Passage: 1699

Date: May, 6th 2013 10:30 am - 10:45 am

Taken from the memoir of James Barbot, the part-owner and “supercargo” of the slave ship The Albion-Frigate, this is an account of the harrowing “middle passage.” It is also a frank look at the slave trade of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.*****

1st Floor Theater