Be in a Movie About Kent County native Henry Highland Garnet

Sumner Hall and Kent County Arts Council are producing a short video which will introduce and highlight some of the many accomplishments of Kent County native Henry Highland Garnet (1815 – 1882) an escaped slave, fervent abolitionist, minister, civic leader.

We need you to appear in our Film to be shot at Sumner Hall, 206 South Queen St. Chestertown, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2015 any time between 10:00 am & 3:00 pm


TUESDAY, October 13, 2015 any time between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, October 21, 2015 any time between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm

(We will need you for 10 or 15 minutes at the most….)

We ask each participant to say one sentence about this great man.

Washington College student with a major in film, Eric Burcin, will create a “set” at Sumner Hall

Participants will be filmed speaking about Henry Highland Garnet – just one sentence. Your sentence will be given to you, or you can create your own. (for instance, “Garnet was a famous abolitionist”…. Or “He had a narrow escape from slave hunters in New York City in 1833”….)

The film will be edited and ready to be shown on October 31, the day of Downrigging events.

Please plan to be part of this effort.

We ask that each of you bring a few of your friends (especially children) to be in this film.