February 23, 2024

JMM Sponsors Black and Women’s History Month Lectures

The James Monroe Museum is proud to be sponsoring its third annual lectures taking place in February and March in honor of Black and Women’s History Months.

On Thursday, Feb. 12, Loudoun County historians Lori Kimball and Wynne Saffer will present “The Enslaved Community of James Monroe.” The lecture will discuss their ongoing research into identifying and tracing the genealogy of the enslaved population at Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland. This lecture is co-sponsored by the James Farmer Multicultural Center.

On Thursday, March 12, Erica Dunbar, Associate Professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware, will present “Never Caught: The President’s Runaway Slave Woman,” which looks at the life of Ona Judge Staines, former slave to George and Martha Washington.

Both free talks will begin at 7 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room in Seacobeck Hall and will be followed by receptions.