FREE Brown Bag Lunch Series: Early National Lotteries and Baltimore’s Jewish Networks

Young Jewish Baltimore entrepreneurs Jacob, Mendes and Phillip Cohen, act as agents selling lottery tickets along the Chesapeake shores. Mendes and Phillip are arrested for selling tickets marked to raise funds for the proposed Washington Monument in the District of Columbia on a Norfolk, Virginia wharf. After Jacob bails out his brothers, the wealthy Jacob hires the most outstanding attorney in the new nation - William Pinckney to appeal the case all the way to the Supreme Court. While the appeal failed in the historical opinion from Chief Justice John Marshall, the Cohen family, undeterred, became a prominent and wealthy family in nineteenth century Baltimore history.

History Brown Bag Lunches

3rd Tuesday of the month, 12:00-1:00 PM

FREE, bring a brown bag lunch

Tuesday, May 16

Early National Lotteries and Baltimore’s Jewish Networks, presented by Candace Gray, doctoral student, Morgan State University

Young Jewish Baltimore entrepreneurs Jacob, Mendes and Phillip Cohen, act as agents selling lottery tickets along the Chesapeake shores. Mendes and Phillip are arrested for selling tickets marked to raise funds for the proposed Washington Monument in the District of Columbia on a Norfolk, Virginia wharf. After Jacob bails out his brothers, the wealthy Jacob hires the most outstanding attorney in the new nation - William Pinckney to appeal the case all the way to the Supreme Court. While the appeal failed in the historical opinion from Chief Justice John Marshall, the Cohen family, undeterred, became a prominent and wealthy family in nineteenth century Baltimore history.

May 16, 2017 12:00 PM
201 West Monument St
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States
Phone: 410-685-3750 ext. 377
Email:
Display Time
Display Time

Help spread the word

Please help us and let your friends, colleagues and followers know about our page: FREE Brown Bag Lunch Series: Early National Lotteries and Baltimore’s Jewish Networks


You can also share the below link in an email or on your website.
https://www.mdhs.org/civicrm/event/info?id=235&reset=1
Games