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Hampton Roads Murder and Mayhem: The Darker Side of the Tidewater

Nancy E. Sheppard

On March 14, 2019, Nancy E. Sheppard delivered the Banner Lecture, “Hampton Roads Murder and Mayhem: The Darker Side of the Tidewater.”

Join two-time, award-nominated author and historian, Nancy Sheppard, as she discusses some of the darker tales from southeastern Virginia.

Dive into true stories of:

  •     survival cannibalism at Jamestowne

  •     the bravery of Grace Sherwood, known as “The Witch of Pungo”

  •     stories of riots, murders, lynchings,

  •     and Charles Lindbergh’s visit to Hampton Roads to find his son.

Come and experience some of the more nefarious moments in the vibrant history of Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Nancy E. Sheppard, a writer and historian of her native Hampton Roads, Virginia, is the author of The Airship ROMA Disaster in Hampton Roads and Hampton Roads Murder: & Mayhem.