These videos highlight some of the key locations in Gabriel's Conspiracy, a slave rebellion planned in 1800. A torrential rain storm and informant slaves put a halt to the revolt before it even began. Gabriel had planned to seize Richmond and demand freedom for enslaved persons in Virginia. Many were tried and executed for their role in the conspiracy. Dr. Phillip Schwarz from VCU shares his research. For more information, please see our tour on HistoryPin at http://bit.ly/YUFEG9.
The Library of Virginia hosts an ongoing Book Talk Series featuring authors of works on Virginia subjects and Virginia authors (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) discussing their research and writing. Topics range from Virginia's role in the founding of the United States to the legacy of the Civil War to the many facets of the civil rights struggle in Virginia and nearly everything in between. To see a list of upcoming Book Talks, visit www.lva.virginia.gov/news.