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Cancelled: Plantations of Virginia
Book Signing and Lecture with the authors
Saturday, September 23 at 11 a.m. / To Be Rescheduled

The September 23 event, “Plantations of Virginia,” has been cancelled. Because author Jai Williams is currently on assignment in the Carribbean covering the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the book signing and lecture will be rescheduled. The authors apologize for the delay and look forward to speaking at the museum as soon this assignment is completed.


Plantations of Virginia
A Free Book Signing and Lecture with
Jai Williams and Charlene Giannetti

Southern plantations are an American icon, symbolizing our nation’s complicated relationship with the past. Both glorified for their grandeur and denounced for their central role in an early American economy based on slavery, Virginia’s plantations still fascinate us. Local authors Jai Williams and Charlene Giannetti explore the hidden stories of these historic icons in their new book, Plantations of Virginia. Visiting 40 plantations throughout the state, the authors interviewed mansion guides to dig deeper and uncover little known accounts of life in these palatial homes. Williams lends her talents as a professional photographer to provide stunning pictures to accompany the stories. She will also share her views as an African American photographer working in the south and photographing the grand plantations of slave holders.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time:  11 a.m.

Alexandria Black History Museum
902 Wythe Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Reservations Encouraged: 703.746.4356


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