Sheila Arnold is back by popular demand. Sheila is a performer, educator, and historical reenactor. In 2019 she became the first African American fellow at Mount Vernon, where she is currently doing research into the lives of the slaves and servants that lived there.
In this biographical reenactment, you will learn about the Harlem Renaissance through the eyes of one who was "in the thick of things”. She will also talk about her time collecting "old" stories from Negro communities and her brief time in the world of voodoo and intrigue. This author of Of Mules and Men and Their Eyes Were Watching God shares about "The New Negro" and his/her struggles of the early 20th century.