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The Museum of Culpeper History will offer a free webinar on a little known and surprising chapter of history of slavery in Virginia on Thursday, January 20, at 5:00 PM. Historian Alan Shaw Taylor will share research from his book The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, which examines escapes by enslaved people from Virginia to British warships operating in Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812, their resettlement as free people in Nova Scotia and Trinidad, and the consequences of this story.

Dr. Taylor is a professor of history at the University of Virginia, where he holds the history department’s Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair in American History. His published work has been twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize in American History. He received the prize in 2014 for The Internal Enemy.

The program will stream live on the museum’s Facebook Events page at https://www.facebook.com/MuseumOfCulpeperHistory/events.

This event is made possible in part by a grant from Virginia Humanities.

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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