African American History Programs
Inalienable Rights: Free and Enslaved Blacks Crafting a Life in the Shenandoah Valley
On Saturday, November 13, 2021, Belle Grove Plantation will welcome back interpreters from The Slave Dwelling Project and other special guests for programs on the African American history of Belle Grove and in the Shenandoah Valley. This will be a free-of-charge, virtual event and pre-registration is required. Register here.
Each presentation will be about 40 minutes and then there will be time for audience questions. Participants will receive the Zoom log-in before the event and are welcome to join any or all sessions. All times are Eastern Standard Time. This schedule may be adjusted.
10 a.m. Zoom Welcome by Kristen Laise and Talk by Joseph McGill, Founder of the Slave Dwelling Project
Kneading in Silence:
This 30 minute presentation discussing the life of Judah, the enslaved cook of Belle Grove. Purchased by the Hite's with her two young boys, Judah remained their cook until her death in 1836. This program will take place in the winter kitchen of the Belle Grove Manor House.
Last updated: October 27, 2021