“Diamonds, Education, Emancipation, and Race: The Family of Silas Omohundro”

Date: 
September 21, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 
Richmond
Event Type: 
Lectures
Contact: 
Kelly Hancock
Email: 
khancock@moc.org
Address: 
1201 E. Clay Street
Phone: 
(855) 649-1861

Historian and Park Ranger Emmanuel Dabney of Petersburg National Battlefield will present a lecture at the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond on education, emancipation, and race in antebellum and wartime Richmond. Silas Omohundro was a white slave trader in pre-Civil War Richmond, while his third wife, Corinna and their children were African Americans and legally his human property. Information about the Omohundro family and material life will be contrasted against the lives of the enslaved people he owned and sold. Cost: Included with Museum admission.