Dr. Wilson to Speak on Patty Cannnon at Delaware Archives.

Here is a program on Patty Cannon, which readers may find of interest.

Location:  Delaware Public Archives

October 5, 2013, 10:30 a.m. – Patty Cannon 

Presenter: Dr. Carol Wilson

Patty Cannon was the alleged leader of a notorious gang that kidnapped possibly hundreds of free African Americans for sale into slavery in the early nineteenth century. The subject of numerous both fictional and non-fiction accounts produced continually since the time of her death in a Delaware jail in 1829, Cannon’s life and the gang’s exploits have become the stuff of legend.

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