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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.

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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