“The Martha Ann Fields Story” as told by history interpreter Valerie Davis of Richmond captured the attention of a capacity crowd at the Hampton History Museum on September 11. The museum is offering a series of Black-themed events and lectures that support its exhibit “Give Me Liberty: Fugitive Slaves and the Long Revolution Against Slavery.” The exhibit runs through February 2018.
The Fields legacy that began with Martha Ann Fields during slavery continues today. A descendant James Fields, the first former slave to graduate from what is today Hampton University, lived in Newport News where his home is a museum today.
On October 2, at 7 p.m., Suffolk resident Nathan Richardson will lecture in character as Frederick Douglass.
For more information visit www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org