VCU Libraries hosts Gabriel's Rebellion program March 13
March 8, 2013
In 1800, a literate slave known as Gabriel planned a rebellion that was to involve a march into Richmond. Although the action was suppressed, it confirmed the growing outcry for justice and the volatility of the slave economy.
- "Pinning Gabriel's Rebellion"
- Wednesday, March 13
- Noon-1:00 PM
- Lecture Hall, Library of Virginia
Using the new website HistoryPin, historians Gregg Kimball and authors Nicholls and Schwarz will trace the activities and events leading up to the best-planned--and potentially most damaging--slave insurrection in Virginia. The region's geography and the library's documents are merged on the website to graphically depict the actions and aftermath of the Henrico bondsman. This program is presented in partnership with VCU Libraries.