Joel Lane and His Slaves
Joel Lane (1739-1795) is known as “the Father of Raleigh.” He built his plantation home in the 1770s on the site of what is now… read more
Joel Lane (1739-1795) is known as “the Father of Raleigh.” He built his plantation home in the 1770s on the site of what is now Raleigh. Colonel Lane was involved in North Carolina’s transition from colony to state and with Raleigh being chosen as the state’s capital. As a farmer, it is estimated he had at least 27 slaves working on the plantation. Florence Mitchell talked about the life of Joel Lane and presented her research on what can be known about his slaves. She showed slides during her presentation and responded to questions from members of the audience.
The lecture “Joel Lane and the Enslaved People Who Lived on His Plantation” was part of the Joel Lane Museum House celebration of Black History Month. It was held in the Visitors Center. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Florence Mitchell Docent Joel Lane Museum House
The Second Seminole War
Historian Frank Laumer spoke at a 175th anniversary commemoration of the Dade massacre of December 28, 1835, that led…
Interpreting the Narrative of Venture Smith
Anna Mae Duane talked about problems in teaching the Narrative of Venture Smith and problems that modern audiences have…
Venture Smith's Lost Land
Marta Daniels and Nancy Byrne talked about how they discovered the location of Venture Smith’s first…
Interview with Venture Smith
Professor Robert Hall played the part of Venture Smith in period costume as he was interviewed about his life…