The Remembering Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom Project will be hosting a lecture and discussion on the burial places of enslaved people and their descendants on April 27. Entitled “Sacred Space: Burial Places of the Enslaved and their Descendants,” the event will be held in Room 110 of William Small Hall at the College of William & Mary from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Presenters will include Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander and Dr. Lynn Rainville, who will present the stories told through cemeteries about the enslaved and free African Americans who forged sacred space as an undaunted expression of their humanity. Dr. Grey Gundaker and Dr. Hollis Pruitt will lead a public discussion of slavery and sacred space to mark the Emancipation Proclamation’s Sesquicentennial anniversary. Dr. Michael Blakely will moderate.
The project is a partnership between the College of William & Mary, the MLK Commission, and VFH. For further information, contact the project administrators via email or call 757-221-7889.