Shelter Series: Urban Slavery in the Antebellum South

Tuesday June 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a presentation about Urban Slavery in the Antebellum South on Tuesday, June 14th at 4pm

Though only ten percent of enslaved individuals lived in urban areas in the antebellum South, those who did often had markedly different experiences and opportunities from rural enslaved workers. Learn about the realities of slavery in Southern cities with a particular focus on Wilmington and the Bellamy Mansion Museum site with Museum Operations Manager and Site Historian, Leslie Randle-Morton. Leslie will give an overview of urban slavery along with a deeper dive into the lives of the enslaved builders of the site and the enslaved men, women, and children who lived at the Bellamy site beginning in early 1861.