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

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

Oct 12, 2021

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Join us on this 60-minute virtual tour as we explore the presence, lives, and labors of the 8-16 people John Marshall enslaved in his Richmond home between 1790 and 1835. By reinterpreting our historic collections objects on display in the John Marshall House, we hope to return agency to the people Marshall enslaved, such as Henry, Robin Spurlock, Agnes, and many others. By looking at how Rachel, Becky, and Moses, among others, used these objects and the rooms in which they sit, we can reflect on how their experiences reflect a larger narrative of slavery in Early Republic Virginia.

Free, but suggested donation of $10.00.

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