Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson’s private retreat and now a National Historic Landmark, is collaborating CTTT partner The Slave Dwelling Project, and with local playwright Teresa Harris for events taking place May 19 (6:30-8:30pm) & May 20 (10:00am-4:00pm). Participate as Poplar Forest steps up to help facilitate dialogue about the legacy of slavery.
May 19: Learn more HERE about The Day is Past & Gone: Three Short Plays on Slave Life at Poplar Forest, the premiere performance of local African-American playwright Teresa Harris’s Poplar Forest Trilogy—three original stories focused on individual members of the enslaved community at Poplar Forest and the events that shaped their lives.
May 20: Learn more HERE about The Slave Dwelling Project’s Living History Program. Live demonstrations of outdoor cooking, blacksmithing, storytelling and more will take place throughout the day. Enslaved Community Tours will also be available.