Lunch  Learn Africans The Enslaved and Free Blacks in Isle of Wight County

Lunch & Learn: Africans, The Enslaved and Free Blacks in Isle of Wight County

Lecture/Educational Program/Workshop, Family/Children


103 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430


Thursday, February 24, 2022
12:30pm - 01:30pm

1 Lunch  Learn Africans The Enslaved and Free Blacks in Isle of Wight County

LUNCH & LEARN: Africans, The Enslaved and Free Blacks in Isle of Wight County. 12:30 p.m. Recorded African-American history in English North America dates to August 1619 when the first Africans were involuntarily brought to the shores of Hampton Roads. In 1623, Isle of Wight County, then Warraskoyack Shire, documents its first four Africans at Bennett's Welcome, the plantation belonging to Edward Bennett. Join us for a discussion of the colonial African experience in Isle of Wight County as well as a discussion of the history of African-American education presented by The Schoolhouse Museum. 


Admission
Free

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