Rare 1730s Portrait on Exhibit of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo

A 1730s portrait of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.
A 1730s portrait of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.
Yorktown Victory Center
200 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
Region Hampton Roads
Locality York
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Sunday, August 03, 2014 (9:00 AM-5:00 PM)
Main Number: (757) 253-4838
Toll free: (888) 593-4682
Fax: (757) 253-5299
Website www.historyisfun.org
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A 1730s portrait of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, enslaved for a time in the North American colonies, is on exhibit at the Yorktown Victory Center June 14 through August 3, 2014.

The portrait was recently acquired for the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, opening in late 2016, and is one of two of Diallo painted by William Hoare, the earliest known portraits of an African who had been enslaved in the British colonies that became the United States of America.

The Yorktown Victory Center, located at 200 Water Street in Yorktown, is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 15-August 15). Admission is $9.75 for adults, $5.50 for ages 6-12, and free for children under 6. Call (888) 593-4682 toll-free or (757) 253-4838, or visit www.historyisfun.org.

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Admission Fee: $9.75 adults; $5.50 ages 6-12; free under 6.

Last Updated: 6/12/2014 2:34 PM
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