Remembering Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom at William Byrd Community House

What makes a HERO? Join us for a Community Conversation on African and African American Resistance to Slavery

Saturday, October 12
As Virginia and the Nation commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Remembering Project hosts a one-day series of programs beginning with a morning Presentation on Resistance and Community Conversation. After a break for lunch (on your own), afternoon programming will resume with a guided tour along the Trail of Enslaved Africans and will conclude with a presentation of “Journey Through the Forest of Family Trees.”

All programs are FREE and open to the public.
Space is limited. Please RSVP.

Hosting Partners: Michael Blakey (Remembering Project Director), Autumn Barrett (Associate Director), Ana Edwards, William Byrd Community House, Omilade Janine Bell, Elegba Folklore Society, Maat Free, The Beloved Unseen

RSVP Contact: or call 804-814-8350

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Resistance Presentation and Community Conversation
William Byrd Community House, 224 S. Cherry Street, Richmond 23220

2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.: In the Beginning… Virginia, Along the Trail of Enslaved Africans
Beginning at Ancarrow’s Landing, Brander Street, Richmond 23224

6 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Journey Through the Forest of Family Trees
Ms. Maat Free

Remembering Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom is a project of the College of William and Mary, the MLK Commission, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

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