History lecture series
RICHMOND — The James River Advisory Council will present its “Forgotten History Lecture Series” at 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the National Park Service Civil War Visitor Center, located at Historic Tredegar, 500 Tredegar St. Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Historian Emmanuel Dabney, park curator at Petersburg National Battlefield, will present a lecture on education, emancipation, and race in antebellum, wartime, and post-war Richmond. The lecture examines the lives of Silas Omohundro, a white slave trader in antebellum and Civil War Richmond and his enslaved wife, Corinna, and their family from 1850-1877.
For more information and to RSVP, contact LaTika Lee, JRAC Diversity Committee chair, (804) 873-7363 or email latika_lee@ yahoo.com or Kimberly Conley, JRAC executive director, (804) 748-1567.