Storytelling through Artifacts: African and African American Material Culture at Stratford Hall
February 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Join us Saturday, February 29 for a special program in honor of Black History Month: Storytelling through Artifacts: African and African American Material Culture at Stratford Hall.
Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz, Director of Programming, Education & Visitor Engagement at Stratford Hall, will lead a lecture in the Council House followed by a private tour beginning at 1pm.
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About the images:
This West African bead was excavated from the Oval site at Stratford Hall, dating the the early construction years (1738-40). It likely belonged to an enslaved African woman, who was part of the construction labor force. These beads were made in West Africa, and often worn around the wrists or waists of women, representing status and rights of passage. The second picture is of an Angolan woman, dating to the 1780s.