Sunday, October 4, 2009
Shawn Utsey, “Shockhoe Bottom, Lumpkin’s Jail, and the Negro Burial Ground.”
Dr. Utsey spoke about the experience with the burial ground and what can be learned from the area. One view says let’s memorialize – others want to excavate. A cultural and class issue seems to be at the root of this divide. Who will be heard?
He showed a six minute piece of his documentary “Meet Me At the Bottom” Which will premier in October 2009 in Richmond. A spirited give and take ensued after the viewing ensued.
- Handbook of African American Psychology
- An interview with Dr. Shawn Utsey, psychology professor and editor of The Journal of Black Psychology. Interviewed by Ms. LeOndra Clark.
- Hidden Things Brought to Light: Finding Lumpkin's Jail and Locating the Burial Ground for Negroes
Harriet and Dangerfield Newby in Slavery and Freedom
Phil Schwarz shared his research on Dangerfied Newby and his families.
Letters from Harriet Newby
Gangerfield & Harriet - a student reenactment
Camille Wells lectured on “The Architecture of Slavery.” The slide show presentation on architecture focused on the space of these structures where slaves lived and worked. Slides of different structures were presented and discussed in terms of work done by these enslaved. Architectural would not be present without the work and skills of African Americans.
Civl Rights movement prompted another set of questions that lead to scholarship on the richness of culture and skills of African Americans. The African American craftsmen have authorship of the architecture.
- Camille’s 2002 presentation
- Group of negroes imported to be sold for Slaves in 1793, from Narrative of a Five Years Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, by J.G. Stedman, 1796
- Bladensfield - - Chimneys created by enslaved artisan
- Guns Germs & Steel
- Shotgun houses