A rich meal of okra stew and fried fish, with the produce and seasonings used to cook it

Historic Cooking Demonstration: Donativus Williams


Stagville welcomes back Dontavius Williams (of The Chronicles of Adam) for an outdoor cooking demonstration interpreting the cooking traditions of enslaved people. Join us on Saturday, September 16, 2023, to explore the history of enslaved people's cooking traditions in North Carolina.

Dontavius Williams is a public historian, interpreter, and storyteller who specializes in interpreting the history of enslaved people. He has been in the field of public history and storytelling for over 10 years and now travels the country interpreting the history of slavery at various historic sites, schools, and churches and community events.

This demonstration will be outdoors at Horton Grove. Please prepare for the weather. Some seating will be available at the demonstration site.