Image courtesy of Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Portrait of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo Obtained

Debby Padgett of the Jamestown – Yorktown Foundation forwarded details about their acquisition of a previously unknown oil portrait of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, a freeborn, educated African who was kidnapped in Africa and sold as a slave in Maryland during the colonial era. Before taking its place as a centerpiece of the future American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (opening late 2016), the rare portrait (c. 1733) goes on view at the Yorktown Victory Center this summer from June 14 through August 3.  The image is at

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