1856-05, Unnamed enslaved girl, Violence (Physical Assault)

Item

Title

1856-05, Unnamed enslaved girl, Violence (Physical Assault)

Description

An unnamed enslaved girl of approximately 10-11 years of age, while staying at the boardinghouse of hotel keeper Lucy Terrell, was severely beaten by University of Virginia student and lodger at Terrell's boarding house, Noble Beveridge Noland. At the May 2, 1856 faculty meeting Noland states that this was in response to impertinence and, while he regrets the severity of the punishment, he cannot promise he wouldn't do something similar again. The faculty rules that he withdraw from the University. The next day he sends a longer letter of apology to the faculty and they reverse that decision and let him off with nothing more than a reprimand.

Event Type

Violence: Physical assault

Action Status

Completed

Date

May 1856

Location

Lucy Terrell's boardinghouse, Charlottesville, Virginia

Source

May 2, 1856 Minutes of the Faculty of the University of Virginia, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library,
University of Virginia

Related Event

Primary Participant

Unnamed girl

Freedom Status

Enslaved

Enslaver

Author

Witness

Perpetrator

Item sets

Linked resources

Filter by property

Related Event
Title Alternate label Class
1856-05, Unnamed enslaved girl, Health (Medical Treatment) Event