The Joseph Roberts Jenkins Center at Norfolk State University and the Hampton History Musuem are hosting a conference focusing on 1619: The Making of America on September 26-27, 2013. This conference follows up on many of the issues raised in the 2012 conference and raises new questions of biology, literature, law, society, race and gender.
The conference will take place at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Thursday, September 26, 2013 and at Norfolk State University's New Student Center on Friday, September 27th. Each day will feature different scholarly and community leaders speaking on a variety of issues that faced Native Americans, Europeans and Africans in Virginia and beyond.
We are currently soliciting paper proposals to participate in a variety of panels on issues relevant to 1619, and more details about other speakers and cultural events are forthcoming. Please explore our website, we have collected a variety of materials on 1619 and from the 2012 conference as well as materials on the committee that is putting together the conference, made up of scholars and community leaders in the Hampton Roads area.
Let’s Talk Series - Local History
Saturday, May 18 from 3 PM- 5 PM, at the Nottoway Tribe of Virginia Community House & Interpretive Center, 23186 Main Street, Capron, VA 23829
Buck Woodard, Director of Colonial Williamsburg’s American Indian Initiative will offer a discussion on
Trustees for the Nottoway Indians and Indian Land in Nineteenth-century Southampton County
This interactive talk will explore the 18th and 19th century Trustees of the Nottoway Tribe, various plantations around the old Nottoway reservation and the multiple ways in which the Nottoway's lands, assets and people were interconnected with Southampton County's nineteenth-century political economy.
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Background information about the "Let's Talk" series and the Nottoway Tribe's Community House -
The Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia Community House and Interpretive Center’s Let’s Talk series offers conversational discussions with visiting historians and local folk throughout the year.
The Center is open on Saturdays from 11 AM to 4 PM and by appointment during the week. Our focus is on educational outreach. We offer programming and interpretive discussion for our permanent history exhibit called, “Nottoway Indian History, From Barter…to Buffer…to Be”. Along with being an attraction for tourists and visitors of all ages, we host meetings for local clubs and organizations. To read more about us, please visit the Tribe’s website and "like" us on Facebook.