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The Place of Black Lives in Plantation Museums
DATEFebruary 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Free
In this presentation, UMW Professor Stephen Hanna will discuss the unresolved tensions between heritage tourism sites’ histories as places where Black men and women fought to create lives and families while facing violence and family separation and present-day museum practices that both defend the reputations of the enslavers who owned the plantations and reproduce these sites as places of romance and beauty. The question, “Can these museums be redeemed as sites of commemorative justice?” will be explored in the context of recent partnerships between descendent communities and presidential plantation museums in Virginia.
2021 Black History Month Celebration
United for Justice: Lighting the Path Forward
The events of 2020 have brought the continued struggle of African Americans to obtain true equality and justice to the forefront of our nation’s conscience. What remains evident and became magnified is the need to sustain advocacy for lasting structural changes in oppressive systems. These changes will lead us to a new path forward that will ensure liberty and justice is for all. Join the James Farmer Multicultural Center as we share the stories of tragedy and triumph of African Americans in this nation.
Learn more about the James Farmer Multicultural Center here.