Wilmington NC Events Seeking Freedoms: Rural and Urban Slave Life in Southeastern North Carolina

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Event Title : Seeking Freedoms: Rural and Urban Slave Life in Southeastern North Carolina
Event Date : 28-Aug-2014
Start Time : 6:30 PM
End Time : 7:30 PM
Recurring Event : None
Until 4-Sep-2014
Category : Museum Events
Location : Poplar Grove Plantation, Bellamy Mansion Museum
Address : 503 Market Street
City : Wilmington
State : NC
Zip : 28401
Location Map :
Phone : 910-251-3700
Contact : info@bellamymansion.org
Description : At 6:30PM on Thursdays August 28 and September 4 Poplar Grove Plantation and the Bellamy Mansion Museum join forces for “Seeking Freedoms: Rural and Urban Slave Life in Southeastern North Carolina”. UNCW’s history professors Dr. Chris Fonvielle and Dr. John Haley lead the moderated discussions on both evenings.

We will be talking about the enslaved African American experience before the Civil War in the contexts of plantation life and city life. Freedom of movement, domestic vs. field life, levels of autonomy, and the intersection of town and country are just some of the themes open for debate. Audience participation in the discussion is encouraged. The August 28 event takes place in the plantation house at Poplar Grove, 10200 US Hwy 17N, and we’ll be at the Bellamy Mansion and slave quarters, at 503 Market St., on Sept. 4. After the discussions we will take the group onto the sites to further explore the slave experience on the plantation at Poplar Grove and in the slave house at the Bellamy Mansion.

Both events are free with a suggested donation of $5 towards educational programming.

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