Cultural History of the Preserve as told by Barinaale Dube

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Virginia Outdoors Foundation’s inaugural Cultural History Fellow, Barinaale Dube, has spent the past four months researching into the lives of black and African American families that shaped the landscape of what is now the Preserve.

Throughout her fellowship, Barinaale has been summarizing her research in videos and posts for her followers on the Preserve’s Facebook and Instagram pages. While we encourage everyone to check out our social media pages, we have compiled all of her videos here to allow for easy exploration of the narratives Barinaale has put together.

Watch the videos below to explore the life and times of several black and African American families in the Bull Run Mountains.

Barinaale Dube's Cultural History Fellowship Friday Videos

Fellowship Friday Video 1

Cultural History at the Preserve: The Story of Hampton Cole Part One

Happy Fellowship Friday Everyone!

Today is the first of three Friday’s where we will tell Mr. Cole’s story through video! Put some of your preliminary questions and wonderings in the comments below!

#fellowshipfriday #vofculturalhistoryfellow #preservehistory #makinghistoryourstory

Fellowship Friday Video 2

Cultural History at the Preserve: The Story of Hampton Cole Part 2

Today we are continuing the story of Hampton Cole through video, and congratulations are in order because Mr. Cole gets married!

Put any comments and wonderings you have in the comments!

#culturalfellowshipfriday #preserve #history #blackhistory #bullrunmountains

Fellowship Friday Video 3

Cultural History at the Preserve: The Story of Hampton Cole Part 3

Happy Fellowship Friday Everyone!

Today is the third video in our series where we talk about some of the unfortunate events that befell Mr. Cole including death, and theft!

Also make sure to check out Barinaale and Meredith’s blog posts on the VOF website!

#fellowshipfridays #makinghistoryourstory #preserveatbullrunmountains

Fellowship Friday Video 4

Cultural History at the Preserve: The Story of Hampton Cole Part 4

Happy #culturalhistoryfellowshipfriday everyone!

Today our Cultural History Fellow, Barinaale Dube, wraps up the Hampton Cole story (for now) and encourages everyone to check out an upcoming accompanying blog post (which can be found on our website)!

#fellowshipfridays #makinghistoryourstory #preserveatbullrunmountains

Fellowship Friday Video 5

Making History Our-Story: The Corum Family History Part 1

Here Cultural History Fellow, Barinaale Dube, presents another story in our ‘Making History Our-Story’ video series.

For this #culturalfellowshipfriday, Barinaale kicks off our journey into The Preserve’s Corum Family History!

This video is just Part 1 of a several part video series, so please do tune in for the next Friday for Part 2!

#makinghistoryourstory #blackhistory #africanamericanhistory #culturalhistoryatthepreserve

Fellowship Friday Video 6

Making History Our-Story: The Corum Family History Part 2

Happy #culturalfellowshipfriday everyone!

How many of our Preserve visitors recognize this structure?!

Preserve Cultural History Fellow, Barinaale Dube, filmed Part 2 of ‘The Corum Family’s History’ live on-site while the initial architectural survey was being performed on our lower Corum house!

See the comments for a picture of everyone that participated!

#makinghistoryourstory #africanamericanhistory #preserveculturalhistory #bullrunmountainshistory

Fellowship Friday Video 7

Happy #culturalfellowshipfriday !

Today Cultural History Fellow, Barinaale Dube, provides a peek into the 1st floor of the Corum house.

Please note: This was a professional survey that involved state historians, archeologists, and the managers directly responsible for the property. This house is boarded up for the reasons of safety and conservation. Please do come visit it, but plan on appreciating this active research site from the outside – and do not attempt to enter, touch, or take, anything from the site! We are counting on the collective help of our community to be able to preserve this site for years to come!

#fellowshipfriday #culturalhistory #makinghistoryourstory #africanamericanhistory

Fellowship Friday Video 8

Happy #culturalfellowshipfriday everyone!

Today our Cultural History Fellow, Barinaale Dube, is introducing us to another important African-American family within the Bull Run Mountains – the Robinson family!

#culturalhistory #diverselypeopledpast #virginiahistory #folkhistory #makinghistoryourstory

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