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According to the Condition of the Mother: Women, Race, and the Law in Colonial Virginia

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$15

According to the Condition of the Mother: Women, Race, and the Law in Colonial Virginia

Saturday, March 9th, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Portion of “Alexander Spotswood Payne and His Brother John Robert Dandridge Payne, with Their Nurse” by an unknown artist called the Payne Limner, American, 1780 – 1803 (artist). Painting owned by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA).

Tickets are $15 per person. Spots are limited. Light refreshments will be provided.

This lecture will focus on gender, race, and the law to explain how the legal and cultural practices that governed women of European descent in colonial Virginia led to the creation of slave codes that impacted the life, death, and reproduction of enslaved women. Enslaved women did not yield willingly to these laws. Professor Haines will explain how enslaved women during this time period used the courts to fight for freedom and recognition of their humanity.

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Date:
March 9
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
$15
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Venue

HSL
14477 Benn's Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430 United States
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Phone:
757-357-3367