Dr. Alex Gee talks to Joseph Rogers about his experience of bringing his ancestors and historical figures to life. Rogers does living historical interpretation work by acting as slaves at public and private historical sites around the country. Recently, he took part in a federal 1619 commemorative event at Fort Monroe.
He is also the new Education Programs Manager for the American Civil War Museum.
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Joseph also recommends looking at the Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project website which seeks to “reclaim “Gabriel’s Rebellion” and Richmond’s African Burial Ground, the Sacred Ground Project seeks to expand and promote community access to and understanding of its public history resources: http://www.sacredgroundproject.net/