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FireBell in the Night

When: Sat., Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m. 2018
Phone: 434-534-8120
Email: press@poplarforest.org
Price: $25.
www.poplarforest.org/event/fire-bell-in-the-night
Hear Jefferson’s anxiety regarding the Missouri Compromise, which he said was ‘the death knell of the Union.’ Engage with Burwell Colbert, Jefferson’s enslaved butler, and other enslaved workers on the property as they ruminate on their concerns about this political compromise that ensured their continued enslavement at the same time it secured other’s freedom. Observe how Jefferson and the enslaved individuals at Poplar Forest wrestled with the idea and the institution of slavery in this dynamic program Tours will begin at 6 p.m. and run every 30 minutes through 8 p.m.
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