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A VIRTUAL TALK ENTITLED: Gabriel's Conspiracy in History and Memory

When: Wed., May 12, 7-8 p.m.

Dr. Doug Egerton presents a virtual talk: In the summer of 1800, a literate and highly skilled blacksmith named Gabriel (enslaved by Thomas Prosser) planned a slave uprising that sought to seize the city of Richmond and perhaps end slavery in the state of Virginia. The revolt failed and Gabriel was hanged at the city gallows, located just below where present-day 95N crosses Broad Street at the site of the African Burial Ground; 25 of his conspirators were also hanged.

Price: $10

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