Absalom Jones and the Essential Worker: Yellow Fever 1793 to COVID 2019
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About the Event
This panel will discuss the importance of Absalom Jones’ work during the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 when he and Richard Allen worked tirelessly to nurse the sick and bury the dead in Philadelphia. Fast-forward to the current COVID-19 pandemic: The participants will build a bridge between 1793 and 2020, discussing Jones’ responses to the overall crisis and lessons learned, while examining essential opportunities for strengthening community ties during these trying times. Organized by the Absalom Jones Celebration Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.