Living History Performance: Freedom or Not? Sarah's Story of Emancipation

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Historic Christ Church, Weems

By Sheila Arnold Jones, Professional Storyteller & Historical Character Interpreter. On September 5, 1791, Robert Carter III of Nomini Hall in Westmoreland County, Virginia, recorded a deed of emancipation to gradually free 452 enslaved people he owned in the Tidewater and Shenandoah. After Carterís death in 1804, his son George tried to stop the process. Experience the challenges and family intrigue surrounding this historic act as told through the eyes of former slave Sarah, whose enslaved children were still awaiting freedom in 1805. Sarah shares the heartache and fear for their status, along with her joys and the difficulties of being a free woman in Virginia. $10 donation requested. Reservations strongly recommended to ensure seating (804-462-7280, history@mbwm.org) Doors open 6:30 pm. Program begins at 7:00 sharp and will last about an hour. Co-sponsored by MBWML-Lancaster VA Historical Society and Historic Christ Church & Museum.