GRIVA kicks off its 2017 season of programming with the story of an heirloom steeped in history. Mark Person will present “History, Heritage and Healing. Nat Turner’s Bible: A Family Story” on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Mr. Person’s ancestors had owned Nat Turner as a slave. Turner is thought to have been baptized with the bible on Person family land.

Mark Person, an alumnus of Randolph-Macon College, will tell the story of the bible as well as his meeting with the Turner family and the donation of the heirloom to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Join us at 1:45 p.m. at the Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 West Huguenot Road, Richmond, Virginia. There will be a short GRIVA meeting before the program with refreshments and social time afterwards. Our meetings are free to the public and visitors are welcome.