Shenandoah Valley Enslavement Programs

Judah
Maj. Isaac Hite, Jr. Commonplace Book

Belle Grove Plantation

Kneading in Silence: A Glimpse into the Life of the Enslaved Cook Judah

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.


Working on 2019 schedule


 
Gilbert Walker portraying an enslaved blacksmith at Belle Grove
Gilbert Walker, portraying an enslaved blacksmith at Belle Grove Plantation

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Inalienable Rights:
Free & Enslaved Blacks Crafting A Life In The Shenandoah Valley



Working on schedule of events for 2019


Belle Grove will honor its African-American history with demonstrations, interpretive programs, and talks. Admission is free of charge.

Belle Grove will present the history and experiences of African Americans at this site and in the Shenandoah Valley through living history demonstrations, talks, and National Park Service ranger programs.

 
Jerome Bias and Cheyney McKinght portraying enslaved cooks at Belle Grove
Jermone Bias and Cheyney McKnight portraying enslaved cooks at Belle Grove Plantation.

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To learn about all ranger led programs and activities, please check out our calendar page.
 

Last updated: December 1, 2018

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