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Virtual African American Speaker Series: Stories of the Dismal Swamp


Original two-part speaker series for Black History Month. Chesapeake, VA - The Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation is excited to host Sheila Arnold, noted storyteller for this original speaker series. Sheila brings a gifted touch to relating Africa American history to today’s audience.

On February 28th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM “Stories of the Dismal Swamp” - folktales and true stories of those who came to the Great Dismal Swamp. This program includes tales of the maroon colonies and the Underground Railroad.

Each of these topics will provide greater insights into African American life during the 18th and 19th centuries and allow viewers to learn more about the history of our region.

This virtual series is free and open to the public through the generous sponsorship of Williams Mullen.
"Stories of the Dismal Swamp" registration link - Register in advance for this meeting:

Sheila Arnold is a sought-after historical consultant for museums and exhibit designers helping to develop engaging stories from documents, artifacts, buildings and the use of land and water.

The Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the historical significance of the Battle of Great Bridge, the Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal, and the Dismal Swamp Canal.

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