Learn about Gabriel’s Rebellion for Black History Month

February 19th, 2018 by

Gabriel's Rebellion

Did you know that February is Black History Month? It’s a time to celebrate the accomplishments of black people throughout the history of our country. But too many people don’t know about some of the most important and pivotal moments in black history. Learn something new or expand your existing knowledge when you attend the Gabriel’s Rebellion Event at the James Monroe Museum. You’ll learn a lot about history, and you might even find out something you didn’t know before. Doesn’t sound like a bad way to spend the evening, does it? Read below to learn more about the details.

The Details

This event is going to be held in room 116 in Monroe Hall at the University of Mary Washington. You can catch it on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. That gives you plenty of time to learn about Gabriel’s Rebellion and what it meant in the light of course of black history. Dr. Douglas Egerton is going to be the speaker, and he has a wealth of information to share about this topic. As a professor of history, he really knows his stuff. This is sure to be a talk you won’t want to miss.

About Gabriel’s Rebellion

Never heard about Gabriel’s Rebellion? You’re not alone. Many schools don’t cover this information in class, even though it’s incredibly relevant to the history of the country as a whole. But now is your chance to learn. Gabriel Prosser led a slave rebellion in 1800 in Virginia. His goal was to set slaves free, so they would be able to find a better way of life away from those who enslaved them. At the time, James Monroe was the governor of Virginia. You can learn more about this fascinating time in history when you attend the event.

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The Importance of Learning About Black History

The history of black people in the United States is an incredibly important aspect of the country’s history as a whole. Therefore, it’s important to learn more about what happened in the past, so we don’t repeat the same mistakes in the future. Not only that, but it also expands your horizons and can help you better understand the context of our current political climate.

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