Footsteps from the Past V – Mother and Daughter. Duke of Gloucester Street. The Hartwell Perry Tavern is the white building depicted on the left, at the end of the street.
16×20 Fine arts print on canvas with border.
© 2019 Suzanne E. Denion. All rights reserved.
In 1662, the General Assembly of Virginia determined that any child born to an enslaved woman would also be a slave.Relatively few women slaves during this period were runaways, and when they did run, they commonly escaped with their children. The mother-daughter relationship in the slave community during the colonial period was often the most enduring and cherished.