Journey into Richmond's history to visit the sites where few monuments exist. An interactive experience along the Trail of Enslaved Africans, attendees have the chance to ponder the impact of enslavement on the enslaved as shared in their own words and from their own view.
Embarking by van after a contextual visit to the Society's cultural center, participants will walk in our ancestors' footsteps from their arrival point at river's edge into the area of Richmond that housed the holding pens, jails, blocks and burial ground. The interpreters will interweave the narratives of enslaved Africans with the historical record, characterizations of the day and music.
Disembarking from the bus or along the walk, participants will explore past occurrences that impact our perspectives today including the African presence in the Civil War. Interrelate dates, times and places with what you think you know.
In In the Beginning… Virginia, Along the Trail of Enslaved Africans, get ready for the Aha! moment as historical realities are revealed in accounts of conflict, courage and commitment.
Admission Fee: Free
Last Updated: 4/24/2014 10:32 AM