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Fri, Feb 23


Philipse Manor Hall

Historian & A Movie: Belle (2013)

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Historian & A Movie: Belle (2013)
Historian & A Movie: Belle (2013)

Time & Location

Feb 23, 2024, 7:00 PM

Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701, USA

About the event

In 1779, Lady Elizabeth Murray and her cousin, Dido Elizabeth Belle, sat for their portrait. An unremarkable event but for one detail: Dido’s heritage. The illegitimate daughter of a British naval captain and an enslaved woman, Dido was sent to England upon the death of her mother. There, she was raised free in an aristocratic household with her cousin Elizabeth. “Belle” (2013, 104 mins) is a fictionalized account of the real Dido Elizabeth Belle Lindsay, following Belle as she struggles to find acceptance and love in White British society. Aaron Robinson, site manager of Senate House State Historic Site, and Michael Lord, site manager of Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site will share details of what happened to the real Belle, the history of slavery in the British Empire, and what the film gets right and wrong. “Belle” is rated PG and is suitable for families.

Show starts promptly at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM. This program is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Registration is recommended but not required. Refreshments provided by the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall.

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