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Slavery and Emancipation on ‘the Moses Mordecai Place’ in Raleigh

when: Apr. 14, 2016

The JLMH is proud to present a lecture on “Slavery and Emancipation on ‘the Moses Mordecai Place’ in Raleigh” by Doug Porter on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7 pm at the Visitors Center of the Joel Lane Museum House at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Admission is $16 for the general public and $11 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, and advanced payment is required. Go to the Eventbrite web site to purchase tickets by clicking here. Be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags will serve as tickets. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.

The “Moses Mordecai Place” was one of the largest plantations in North Carolina; it covered more than one thousand acres and was home to at least 200 slaves. Looking beyond the “traditional” plantation narrative, Porter will illuminate the lives of those enslaved on the Mordecai Plantation, and also shed light on their lives following freedom in 1865.

Douglas Porter is the Historic Sites Manager for the City of Raleigh. He is a native of Mount Airy, North Carolina, and holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Mississippi with concentrations in Southern religious history and slavery, emancipation, and the African Diaspora. His primary interest centers on race, class, gender, and religion in nineteenth-century North Carolina.

Slavery and Emancipation on ‘the Moses Mordecai Place’ in Raleigh
Slavery and Emancipation on ‘the Moses Mordecai Place’ in Raleigh
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What visitors say

Thank you so much for letting our IB Human Geography class come tour the Joel Lane house. I really enjoyed learning about how high-class people lived back them. I was surprised to hear that they were always working and had no time to themselves. I was also shocked at the size of the beds. They were so small! You two really played good parts and made me feel like I was really back in those times.