2020 Maupintown Film Festival

Byrdland: From Being Property, to Owning Property

Expired July 15, 2020 3:59 AM
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Byrdland tells the story of the Byrd family whose ancestors were enslaved at Castle Hill and Turkey Hill plantations in Albemarle County, Virginia near Charlottesville. After emancipation in 1865, five Byrd family siblings whom were former slaves, pooled their money together to purchase land from the former slave owner, and the descendants of the Byrd family still live on that property today has land has been passed down from generation to generation.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    26 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Lorenzo Dickerson