To Be Purchased and Possessed: Slavery in the John Marshall House Virtual Tour

Image: “Slaves Waiting for Sale: Richmond, Virginia,” by Eyre Crowe, 1861

Jun 29, 2021

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

This online program explores the presence, lives and labors of the individuals John Marshall enslaved in his Richmond home between 1790 and 1835. By reinterpreting the historic collections objects on display in the John Marshall House, we hope to help return agency to the individuals Marshall enslaved, such as Henry, Robin Spurlock, Agnes and many others.

Looking at how Rachel, Becky, Moses and other individuals used these objects and the rooms in which they sit, we can reflect on how their experiences connect to the larger narrative of slavery in Early Republic Virginia.

This is event is free to the public. 

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