On Thursday, June 17, join the Menokin Foundation for “B(l)ack on a Plantation,” a Research & Relevance webinar focused on the Black person’s experience of plantation sites. Research & Relevance is a series of discussions based off ongoing research into Menokin’s cultural landscape and people, and its relevance in our modern lives.

From 1769 to 1865, Menokin was residence to over 200 enslaved people. From the Lees to the Hardwoods, each family that owned Menokin was dependent on the forced labor of these enslaved men, women, and children to ensure that Menokin remained successful and profitable while also having their personal needs attended to. Menokin honors the lives and legacies of the people that were so essential to not only its creation but its daily operation.

Featuring panelists Wisteria Perry, an educator and historical interpreter from the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News, VA; Reginald Pearman, a Menokin Board Trustee, educator and photographer; Frank Johnson, a descendant of enslaved people who lived at Menokin and current Chair of the local Richmond County History Museum; and Justin Reid, Director of Community Initiatives at Virginia Humanities, as moderator.

A Zoom link will be sent closer to the event.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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