Working on a peninsula plantation, Martha Ann Fields, an enslaved cook from Hanover, Virginia, is one of the state’s unsung heroes. Meet her and hear her tales of life in the civil war south. Celebrated storyteller and actor from film and stage, Valerie Davis, captures the physical, historical, and spiritual essence of this former enslaved woman from the Nutshell Plantation in Hanover County. Find freedom alongside of her as she details her flight with 8 children to Fort Monroe and learn about the integral part this fort played in her process of establishing new life as a free woman and the impact her family had on Virginia politics and history in the years following their escape. This story of freedom and empowerment is suitable for multi-generational audiences and includes a Q&A with the character Martha Ann Fields.
Audience Limit: 200
Program Length: 50 Minutes
Appropriate for Grades:
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5
Assembly Price: $350.00
Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $600.00
Valerie Davis is a touring artist from Richmond, VA. Please contact Michelle Newcomb, School Relationship Coordinator, at 757-961-3737 to discuss tour availability!
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What is a tour? A tour is a set number of programs (3-10) scheduled within a specific time span (2-5 days) and within a specific region. Tours are subject to change or cancellation if the minimum number of programs and/or dates are not met.
All tour pricing is subject to change based on number of programs, travel distance, hotel stays, and meals. Please contact Michelle Newcomb, School Relationship Coordinator, at 757-961-3737 if you have any questions.