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On April 8, 2021, Riverside joined its partners in the “Louisville Coalition on the History of the Enslaved” for our second virtual discussion. “Saying Their Names: Interpreting the Lives of the Enslaved at Historic Sites” was led by Joe McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, and in partnership with Farmington, Historic Locust Grove and Oxmoor Farm Foundation.

Representatives or re-enactors from each historic site joined us to discuss the process of research and development in interpreting the lives of the enslaved at these 19th century Louisville sites. Our special guest panelist was Cheyney McKnight. McNight started re-enacting in 2013 and has worked with more than 40 different historical sites through her company “Not Your Momma’s History.”

Watch the recording of this stimulating and real conversation below:

On October 15, 2020, Joe McGill, Jr. of the Slave Dwelling Project joined Riverside, Farmington Historic Plantation, Historic Locust Grove, and Oxmoor Farm Foundation for an inaugural collaborative virtual event to highlight the history of slavery at the respective sites and to explore how that history is relevant today in Louisville and beyond. More virtual and in-person programs in this series will follow. The next virtual program in the series is scheduled for April 8, 2021. Details will be shared on our Event Page.

Watch a recording of the October 15, 2020 “Engaging Descendant Communities” program here:

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