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Guided Tour of Historic Stagville

Historic Stagville
Thursday, September 21, 2023
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Historic Stagville
Context & Connections

Historic Stagville is a 165-acre State Historic Site, entirely dedicating to teaching about the lives, culture, and labors of enslaved African Americans. Historic Stagville preserves part of one of the largest sites of slavery in North Carolina; from 1776 to 1865, the Bennehan and Cameron plantations invested in slavery and spread across 30,000 acres of land. As Duke Service-Learning considers Agency in times of Change, come learn about the enslaved families that suffered separation, violence, hard labor, and disease, yet amid the horrors of slavery, they continually resisted, claiming some measure of freedom through sabotage, direct action, cultural traditions, and freedom seeking.