African American Presence
Sully Slave Quarter: From the Ground Up is an award-winning 41-minute video that leads teachers and students through a unique experience. After many archaeological excavations, a representative slave quarter was built at Sully. Years of research, documentation, and hard work have gone into making this recorded document.
Named Best Promotional Effort in an Electronic Media for communities with populations greater than 150,000 by the Virginia Recreation and Park Society, the video was produced completely in-house and promotes interpretive programs at Sully Historic Site.
The video focuses on the circumstances of slaves who lived at this Federal period estate. The project was funded in part by a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and serves as a guide for museums, other historic sites, and parks and recreation departments. The film is also a training tool for docents at Sully and an introductory component of educational programs for local schools.
If you are interested in presenting this video at your museum, site or school, please contact Tammy Loxton via our online feedback form or call 703-437-1794. There is a minimal charge for shipping and handling.
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