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      February 28, 2019

      Thursday   6:00 PM

      215 South Wilton Road
      Richmond, Virginia 23226

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      Richard and Judith Randolph Strike a Blow Against Slavery

      Join us for our annual lecture series. Februrary will feature Dr. Melvin P. Ely, Professor of  History and Black Studies at the College of William & Mary and author of, "Israel on the Appomattox."  Planter Richard Randolph learned to oppose slavery from his stepfather, St. George Tucker, and from his mentor, George Wythe.  Richard and his wife, Judith, provided for the establishment of a new life as free landowners.  Israel Hill, the community that those liberated people built, made its way in an antebellum Virginia characterized both by cruelty and by interracial intimacy embracing religious life, business dealings, and even spousal relations.

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