Tracing Lineages: Unearthing the Descendants of UVA’s Builders with Dr. Shelley Murphy
Cost:$ 9.00 – $ 12.00 per person
About this experience
Join Dr. Shelley Murphy, Descendants Project Researcher at the University of Virginia, as she explores the significant role of enslaved laborers in the construction of the University. During this presentation, guests will get a first hand account of the challenges faced when linking records of enslaved laborers with their living descendants. This lecture will highlight the emotional and historical significance of these connections.
Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy has been an avid genealogist for 30 years conducting workshops at local, state, and national conferences. She serves on the Boards of the Library of Virginia, the Albemarle Charlottesville and Fluvanna Historical Societies. Dr. Murphy is a Coordinator and Instructor at the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute, develops programming for the Center for Family History at the International African American Museum, and is Adjunct Professor at Averett University. She holds membership to AAHGS NGS, DAR and local genealogy groups and is the Genealogist General for the Society of the First American Families of English America and Trustee for the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History.