WAKING UP TOMORROW: Declarations of Suffering, Resistance & Liberation in Shockoe BottomGATHERING & PROCESSION & DECLARATIONS
Join the procession to symbolically create a Sacred Ground Memorial Park through the installation of 10 historic markers related to the trade in enslaved Africans in Shockoe Bottom. Gather at the Defenders tent near south tunnel entrance to the African Burial tunnel under E. Broad Street. End at Devil’s Half-Acre (Robert Lumpkin’s Jail).
Along the route - At designated spots along the procession READINGS from the markers as well as
SUFFERING: Solomon Northup’s “Twelve Years a Slave” by descendant grandaughter Vera Williams
RESISTANCE: Reporting by Black civil war correspondent for the Philadelphia Eagle, Thomas Morris Chestnut
LIBERATION: USCT Chaplain Garland H. White’s Letter Home
FUTURE: A call to preserve these places in Shockoe Bottom
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