Lecture by Lauranett Lee

Lecture by Lauranett L. Lee

“Exploring 17th-Century Virginia: Legislating Boundaries and Creating Culture”

Lauranett L. Lee, Virginia Historical Society curator of African American history, spoke February 12, 2012 at Jamestown Settlement. An examination of Virginia statutes illustrated how the lives of women and Africans became increasingly circumscribed in 17th-century Virginia.  Dr. Lee discussed the ways in which focused legislation and cultural collisions produced a legal society and culture unique among the founding colonies.