Main Hall


Welcome to St. Lawrence Hall, our venue for 1851: Spirit & Voice!

This program was originally presented as a live online event, where the audience acted as delegates attending the fictionalized 1851 conference, sharing their thoughts and asking questions using the chat. Start your journey by watching a recording of the experience below. Our hosts Marie and Anthony will walk you through the space while encountering some unexpected guests along the way. At the end of the video, you will be asked to choose which path to follow by selecting one of two conversation options. Choose which room to enter by clicking on the buttons below the video.


Marie, Mary Ann Shadd, and Mary Bibb discuss microaggressions and the role of education in securing Black futures.


Anthony and Frederick Douglass chat about artistic expression as a means of inspiring change.