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Actors Nathan M. Richardson and Charmaine Crowell-White costumed and posing as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman.Event

Meet Frederick Douglass & Harriet Tubman

Join Nathan M. Richardson as Frederick Douglass and Charmaine Crowell-White as Harriet Tubman for a conversation about the meaning of American Democracy with these two iconic leaders of the 19th Century Abolitionist Movement.

April 27, 2024 | 10AM – 2PM | Exmore
Actor Nathan M. Richardson poses as Frederick Douglass.Event

“It’s a Conversation” with Frederick Douglass

Join Nathan M. Richardson (appearing as Frederick Douglass) for a conversation about the meaning of American Democracy.

April 26, 2024 | 6PM – 8PM | Temperanceville
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 American Visions

Join acclaimed historian Edward Ayers as he discusses his new book American Visions: The United States 1800-1860. Here, Ayers explains how “key elements” of American life, politics, and culture “crystallized” …

November 16, 2023 | 6PM | Charlottesville
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Locks Opened: Left Behind

Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold, looks at the fugitive slaves from the Underground Railroad and shares what they left behind – family, clothes, name, even life.

April 22, 2023 | 1:30PM | Portsmouth
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Locks Opened: Sanctuary

Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold shares stories and songs that remind us that we should be a people lighting the way to a refuge of freedom.

April 21, 2023 | 7PM | Chesapeake
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Locks Opened: Waterways to Freedom

Through story and song, Master Storyteller Sheila Arnold shares about local waterways that were part of the Underground Railroad.

June 17, 2023 | 7PM | Chesapeake
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Locks Opened: Children at the Border

The Underground Railroad of the 1800s did not just help free adults. Many a child came with, and without, parents, often through the same perils and sometimes in “plain sight.”

May 27, 2023 | 1PM | Chesapeake
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