Slavery and Emancipation: The African American Experience in Virginia (Part 1)
Fee: $125.00

Offered by: VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Program Description:
This program examines the African American experience in Virginia from the earliest sighting of Africans in Virginia in 1619, through the seventeenth century beginnings of enslavement to emancipation. In addition to the history of the institution, this program will bring a focus on African cultural traditions like music, family celebrations, and foodways; students will learn some of the many African and African American responses to slavery, including Nat Turner’s rebellion, the Underground Railroad, and John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry