If you’re going to be in the Fredericksburg, VA area in early March, please be sure to support and meet Hidden Figures Author, Margot Lee Shetterly! This event is being held at University of Mary Washington’s Dodd Auditorium on Saturday, 4 March 2017 from 3:00-5:00 pm. You can contact me for more information.
If you haven’t checked out the Library of Virginia’s website lately, you should! Featured on the site is Forsaken, the story of a young black servant, Virginia Christian, convicted of killing her white employer in 1912. Christian was the first female juvenile executed in Virginia by the electric chair. Intense, right?
Check out the digital bibliography here
I just recently learned of the Slave Dwelling Project and think it’s pretty darn awesome. Staying overnight in former slave quarters is a bittersweet and eye-opening experience. Further, there will be a 2016 Slave Dwelling Project Conference to be held September 19-21 in Columbia, South Carolina. For more information about the conference and this year’s overnight stays; visit slavedwellingproject.org
Fredericksburg Family History Day will be held Saturday, March 19 at the LDS Chapel. The theme is Connecting Our Stars, and the keynote speaker is Dr. William Pretzer, Senior Curator for History at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. For more information, click here