May 21, 2022

Sanford to Participate on Panel on the History of Enslaved Housing

Professor Emeritus of Historic Preservation Douglas Sanford

Professor Emeritus of Historic Preservation Douglas Sanford

Professor Emeritus of Historic Preservation Douglas Sanford will participate in a free, virtual panel next week titled “The History and Documentation of Slave Housing in Virginia,” hosted by Historic Richmond, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving, rehabbing and revitalizing the city. Dr. Sanford is co-founder of the Virginia Slave Housing Project.

The free event will be held on Zoom at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 22, and will cover the experiences of enslaved and free Black people in Richmond and include photos of dwellings for the enslaved that still exist within Richmond and plans for recording and interpreting the sites.

Panelists also include public historian and researcher Elvatrice Belsches and historic architect Jobie Hill, former preservation architect and project manager of Mulberry Row enslaved quarters at Monticello.

Details and registration can be found here: https://historicrichmond.com/event/the-history-and-documentation-of-slave-housing-in-virginia/