Today in 1830: The National Negro Convention, a group of 38 free black Americans from eight states, meets in Philadelphia with the express purpose of abolishing slavery and improving the social status of African Americans.
They elected Richard Allen president and agreed to boycott slave-produced goods and encourage free-produce organizations. One of the most active would be the Colored Female Free Produce Society, which urged the boycott of all slave-produced goods.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, “The Count of Monte Cristo” treats the audience to a vast, swashbuckling world bristling with danger, adventure, reversals of fortune and lots of romance. This reading will be minimally staged for one performance tonight at 8pm on the Rotunda Stage at the Overture Center. There is a suggested donation. More info at 608-223-6803.
14 South Artists presents its 10th Annual Fall Studio Art Tour on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Thirty-two artists will be showing their work and greeting the public in fourteen working studios and galleries located in historic communities across south central Wisconsin. For more info about the tour, and to view an interactive map of the studio and gallery sites, visit 14southartists.com, or call 608-206-1396.
The Keep Wisconsin Warm and Cool Fund announces the 4th annual Charity Corn Maze, open now through November 3rd, Thursdays and Fridays from 4 to 9pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Groups may be scheduled outside of these hours. The maze is at 1262 John Q. Hammons Drive and there is a cost. More info at kwwf.org or call Kari at 608-268-7881.