Lecture & Art Exhibition: Nat Turner's Bible

Post Date:08/15/2017 1:17 PM


A Family Story

NORFOLK, VA – Join Norfolk Public Library for a fascinating lecture by Mark Person and Wendy Creekmore Porter about Nat Turner’s Bible along with an art exhibition featuring local artists at Slover Library. Nat Turner's Bible came from England in the 1700's and was given to Nat Turner as a child. The Person family was presented with the Bible in 1912 and the tiny bible was donated to the African American Museum of History and Culture in 2010 when Wendy Creekmore Porter contacted Smithsonian officials. The Bible was with Nat Turner when he was captured in 1831 by Benjamin Phipps and kept in safe keeping by the courthouse. It is now a centerpiece of the new African American Museum of History and Culture. Over 1.3 million visitors have passed through the new museum since the opening in September 2016.

This lecture will focus on Nat Turner's Bible: History, Heritage, and Healing: A Family Story. The focus will be on reconciliation as well as the significance of this national and international treasure. It is a celebration of the fight for freedom. More about Nat Turner’s Bible is available here and more about the lecture event is available here.

Nat Turner’s Bible: Lecture Series

Thursday, August 31
 Saturday, September 9
 6 - 8 PM
1 - 3 PM

The lecture series will coincide with the Nat Turner Art Exhibition on view in the Slover Library Forum from August 20 through September 17. The opening reception on Sunday, August 20 at 2PM will include Dr. John V. Quarstein’s lecture, “Four Men from Southampton.” Prints of the works on display will be on sale.

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