Deborah Tulani Salahu-Din, Museum Specialist at National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), will share her expertise in African American literature, with a specific focus on 18th -century-slave-narratives. The slave-narrative represented the most prolific tradition in writing among African descendants in early America. Ms. Salahu-Din’s presentation will reveal how museums like the NMAAHC document these narratives.
This program will be in the Renwick Building (previously the Fredericksburg City Renwick Courthouse), 815 Princess Anne Street, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Evening with An Expert is a FREE program.
“Evening with an Expert: Hen Asem” coincides with Hen Asem, FAM’s year-long program series that commemorates the arrival of the first Africans to the English colonies in 1619. This series highlights African American stories and hopes to bring Fredericksburg closer to its African connections.