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February 2018

Black History Month at Pamplin: Elizabeth Keckley

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Join Wayne Tucker as he speaks on the intriguing life of Elizabeth Keckley. Keckley was born enslaved and lived in Dinwiddie County and Petersburg as a young girl. She eventually purchased her freedom with her seamstress skills after being moved to Missouri. With her freedom, she became the premier dress maker in Washington D.C., just before and during the Civil War. Keckley’s impressive work led to her selection as the personal White House dressmaker, close friend, and confidante of Mrs.…

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Black History Month at Pamplin: Sojourner Truth

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Charmaine Crowell-White will provide a first-person portrayal of famed abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth. Born Isabella in the late 1790s, in New York State, Truth escaped to freedom and became a noted champion of human rights. Black History Month events are included with regular paid Park admission or active Park memberships.

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Black History Month at Pamplin: African-American Genealogy Workshop

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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  "Beyond Harriet Tubman and Booker T. Washington - Uncovering Your Own Black History." African-American genealogy workshop led by Natonne Elaine Kemp.

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Black History Month at Pamplin: Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Dr. Kelley Deetz will speak on her recently published book, Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine. A limited number of books will be available for purchase and signing. Following Dr. Deetz’s talk, Wisteria Perry will provide a tour of the recreated Tudor Hall kitchen quarter and explain how plantation kitchens functioned. Black History Month events are included with regular paid Park admission or active Park memberships.

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