In the Beginning... Virginia, Along the Trail of Enslaved Africans

Experience the Trail of Enslaved Africans in Richmond with Elegba Folklore Society.
Region Central Virginia
Locality Richmond City
Saturday, April 05, 2014 - Saturday, November 15, 2014
Elegba Folklore Society: (804) 644-3900
Elegba Folklore Society
Elegba Folklore Society

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: Individual and group tours by reservation. For details and scheduling contact

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Last Updated: 4/29/2014 2:24 PM
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