Enslaved Quarters

Black History Month Talks

February 20th & 27th, 2016
 

11:00am - The Life and Legacy of Sampson Keeble
Born enslaved in Rutherford County in 1833, Sampson Keeble worked diligently to become Tennessee’s first African American legislator, serving in the 38th General Assembly (1873). His birthplace, Stoney Lonesome, was less than three miles away from the Sam Davis Home. During the Civil War, Sampson Keeble operated a printing press in Murfreesboro. In the Jim Crow era, he worked tirelessly to help African Americans secure rights. He started his career as a pressman, and within a few short years became one of the wealthiest African American men in Nashville while working as a barber, director of the Freedmen’s Savings and Trust Bank, and ground breaking state legislator.
 

1:00pm - The Long Road: The Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee, 1860s-1960s
The end of the Civil War brought enormous changes in America, but the fight was only beginning for some. This talk highlights the work of Ida B. Wells, the Highlander Folk School, the sit-in protests in Middle Tennessee, and the early African American legislators.

Speaker: Ashley Layhew
Ashley Layhew is a native Nashvillian. She is currently studying for her Master’s Degree in Public History at Middle Tennessee State University, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in History at Tennessee State University. She currently works for the Tennessee State Museum.

Teddy Bear Tea

Teddy Bear Tea

March 5, 2016 - 10 am - Click Here for Reservations

March 5, 2016 - 2 pm - Click Here for Reservations

March 12, 2016 - 10 am - Click Here for Reservations

Dress in your Sunday best and bring along your favorite teddy bear (or stuffed animal or doll) to attend Teddy Bear Tea at the Sam Davis Home. This tea party is the perfect way for young ladies ages 4-10 to spend a few hours with their favorite bear and special lady, whether she is her mother, grandmother, aunt, older sister, or another. Enjoy delectable treats and savory teas while creating a fun craft for your teddy bear friend. Take a tour of the Sam Davis Home with Sam's sister as she shows you where the young ladies of the house once played and sipped tea. Then, cozy up for story time in the museum theatre!  Teddy Bear Tea will be held on March 05 from 10am-12pm and from 2pm-4pm, as well as March 12 from 10am-12pm.  Reservations are required with pre-paid admission of $15 per guest, excluding teddy bears. Make reservations early as this popular event fills quickly, and you won't want to miss this one!  


Young Ladies Tea 

March 12, 2016 - Click Here for Reservations

Dress in your Sunday best and attend Young Ladies Tea at the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation. This tea party is the perfect way for young ladies ages 11-15 who have graduated from the Teddy Bear Tea age and want to spend a few hours with their nearest and dearest reenacting tea time in the 19th century. Enjoy delectable treats and savory teas while learning about 19th century clothing and etiquette. Then take a women's history tour of the Sam Davis Home to learn what life was like for the Davis ladies in the 1800's. Young Ladies Tea will be held on March 12 from 2 pm - 4 pm.  Reservations are required with pre-paid admission of $15 per guest. To make a reservation, call us at (615) 459-2341 or email events@samdavishome.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


For information on any of these events please contact the Sam Davis Home at (615) 459-2341 or through email.

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