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Panel-1619: Race, Gender, and the State

Title:Panel-1619: Race, Gender, and the State
Date & Time:Tue Oct 8, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
201 S. Washington St.
Event Details:The year 1619 was a turning point in history in establishing the European presence in North America. Three precedents were set: the first Africans were transported to Virginia, a cargo of women came to America, and the Virginia Assembly was established.
We are now at the 400th anniversary of this seminal year.
Dr. Jim McClellan will discuss the significance of 1619, the beginnings of European-style representative government, and the enslavement of Native Americans. Dr. Lynette Garrett will talk about women in Colonial Virginia and Dr. Nick Gaffney will address the enslavement of people of African descent.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Black History Museum, Lyceum, Museums

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