Join Encyclopedia Virginia editor Patti Miller on May 11 for a fascinating look at the Great Dismal Swamp: Past and Present, as we present a conversation with Marcus Nevius, author of City of Refuge: Slavery and Petit Marronage in the Great Dismal Swamp, and Alexandra Sutton Lawrence of the Great Dismal Swamp Stakeholders Collaborative. We’ll explore the history of the Great Dismal Swamp as a place of enslaved resistance and rebellion and learn about current efforts to have the swamp designated a National Heritage Area. 

This is a virtual discussion. Follow the link below for registration details.

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Learn more about the Great Dismal Swamp as a place where individuals and groups of enslaved people self-emancipated and sought refuge in this blog post from Encyclopedia Virginia editor Patti Miller.

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