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Reordering the Landscape: Science, Nature, and Spirituality at Wye House, February 10, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, U.S. National Arboretum Auditorium

  • February 03, 2018 5:21 PM
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    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Reordering the Landscape: Science, Nature, and Spirituality at Wye House, February 10, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, U.S. National Arboretum Auditorium

    Archaeologists have begun to discover the ways enslaved Africans and African Americans used plants, which they sometimes grew in secret, to preserve their traditions, culture and identity.  As part of her doctoral dissertation, Dr. Elizabeth Pruitt talked with descendants of formerly enslaved people at the Wye House Plantation about their family’s histories. She studied the fossilized pollen remains on the plantation’s grounds and in the forests and swamps. Her findings suggest enslaved people on the Wye House Plantation grew plants for different spiritual, medicinal, and practical purposes, in a fight to preserve their well-being and to hold fast to their identities within the African diaspora. Free. Registration required.


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