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Dr. Chatelain offers keynote lectures, moderates panels, and presents workshops around the world. If you are interested in inviting Dr. Chatelain to your campus or community, consult this calendar first to determine her availability. She hopes to see you at her next event.

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Mr. Jefferson’s Salon Series—Black Resistance: Now and in Jefferson’s Time

In honor of Black History Month, we invite John d’Entremont, Chair of the History Department and The Theodore H. Jack Professor of History from Randolph College, for a discussion about slave resistance and how it relates to African American resistance movements today. Joining Dr. d’Entremont in Jefferson’s dining room, Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University, will speak about resistance movements today. They will be joined by Jack Gary, Director of Archaeology and Landscapes, who will talk about slave resistance at Poplar Forest, including the story of William, an enslaved laborer of Jefferson’s, who twice attacked overseers at Poplar Forest.  Mr. Gary and Drs. d’Entremont and Chatelain will then engage the audience in conversation.

While included with general admission, reservations are suggested due to limited space available. Make your reservation today by calling the Museum Shop at 434.534.8120.