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C-SPAN Hires Camera Crew to Record Lecture on Febuary 3, 2011

We are absolutely thrilled to report that C-SPAN has hired a camera crew to record Florence Mitchell’s lecture on “The Enslaved People Who Lived on or Near Joel Lane’s Plantation” on Febuary 3, 2011 in the Visitors Center. The lecture is completely sold out, and no walk ins can be accomodated. The link to C-SPAN’s recording will appear here in the future.

Dr. Mitchell will be pleased to introduce members of families who may be descendants of enslaved people held by Joel Lane, namely David Lane and Briton Lane.

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Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…