A 19th-century house that previously occupied the lot was once owned by yarrow mamout, a local celebrity who became famous in 1819 after charles wilson peale. Mamout yarrow: the man in the knit cap by james h johnston sunday, february 5, 2006 w16 washington post yarrow was the “best swimmer ever to swim in the potomac river”. Andreas jeninga/the hoya yarrow mamout’s portrait sits in the peabody room of georgetown public library yarrow mamout wants to tell you his story he waits for you in the george peabody room at the georgetown public library on r street. The biography of a remarkable individual and the chronicle of a family's rise from slavery to winning the american dream from slave ship to harvard is the true story of an african american family in maryland over six generations. Yarrow mamout’s remarkable story testifies to the contradictory attitudes toward slavery, the african diaspora, and islam in the early years of the american republic when he was approximately sixteen, yarrow was forcibly taken from his educated family in guinea he was bought by the beall family.
21 facts you absolutely need to know about muslims in america from yarrow mamout, the slave turned georgetown financier, to wallace fard, malcolm x. Click image for close-up all that is known of yarrow mamout, an enslaved african who died a free man at a very old age, comes from the diary of the man who painted his striking portrait charles william peale was an american portrait painter who established a museum in philadelphia dedicated to. The biography of a remarkable individual and the chronicle of a family's rise from slavery to winning the american dream from slave ship to harvard is the. When charles willson peale painted former enslaved african american and georgetown resident yarrow mamout in 1819, he was interested in his storied longevity.
News releases portrait of yarrow mamout on view at the national portrait gallery yarrow mamout’s portrait and story will be added to the space. On jan 7, 2012, historian james h johnston presented a case to the old georgetown board, a three-person team appointed by the dc commission of fine arts responsible for preserving georgetown’s architectural history. Posts about yarrow mamout written by us capitol historical society. The stories of ayuba suleiman diallo and yarrow mamout provide a fascinating insight into a subject we still know very little about.
Table of contents introduction 1 yarrow mamout, a muslim in the slave trade from west africa 2 tobacco and the importation of a labor force 3. What happens when a concerned resident notifies dc’s city archaeologist about a potential historic human burial threatened with disturbance on a privately owned property. In georgetown, at 3324 dent place nw, there was once a home owned by yarrow mamout, a local celebrity who became famous in 1819 after charles wilson peale, who painted presidential portraits, painted his portrait mamout, whose portrait currently hangs in the peabody room of the georgetown public. The story of yarrow mamout: a former slave who’s portrait is on display at the georgetown public library share on facebook this is the story of a remarkable man.
Yarrow (or yaro or yeru) mamout (or muhammad, marmoud, or mamadou) came to this continent as a slave in 1752 he was a fulani, the nomadic tribe of muslim africans that ranged over all of west africa, predominately in what is now senegal and guinea. Yarrow (or yaro or yeru) mamout came to this continent as a slave in 1752 more yarrow (or yaro or yeru) mamout came to this continent as a slave in 1752. Notable muslim slaves in america yarrow mamout and the history of an african american family (new york: fordham university press: 2012).
James h johnston, from slave ship to harvard: yarrow mamout and the history of an african american family (fordham university press, 2012) by muhammad noor. Yarrow mamout, a freed muslim slave, takes his place among presidents and generals at national portrait gallery. In the account below, attorney and historian james h johnston describes six generations of descendants of yarrow mamout, a muslim slave made famous by charles willson peale's 1819 painting of him in georgetown in the district of columbia.
Achillea millefolium, commonly known as yarrow / ˈ j æ r oʊ / or common yarrow, is a flowering plant in the family asteraceaeit is native to temperate regions of the northern hemisphere in asia, europe, and north america. Over the next week, we will be pairing excerpts from jim johnston’s from slave ship to harvard with the historical comic strip “flashbacks” by patrick reynolds together they tell the story of yarrow mamout read yesterday’s post “a painter and his subject’s humble origins” cartoonist. Our second archaeological display contained a variety of artifacts from the 2015 yarrow mamout archaeology project the dc hpo conducted a community-oriented archaeology project on the former property of yarrow mamout, a freed slave who purchased a lot in upper georgetown in the early 19 th century. Yarrow mamout was extraordinary for his time he could read and write in arabic as well as write his name in english after slavery he became an entrepreneur, homeowner and financier who owned stock in the columbia bank of georgetown.Download